She has won accolades for her power packed performances and has a National Award in her kitty. And now Priyanka Chopra will be seen in an all-new avatar – playing the host and anchor in Khatron Ke Khiladi 3. The actress is already off to Brazil with 13 of her khiladis who are all set to perform death-defying stunts in a bid to win the crown. The actress spoke to our correspondent on the show and more
What made you sign Khatron Ke Khiladi when you are already packed with back-to-back shooting?
You are right. I have number of projects in hand right now and have been extremely busy, but I always like being busy with work.
'I will be doing dangerous stunts'.
So you are ready to take up more projects?
(Smiles) See, this show required only 20 days of my schedule in August and I had dates available. Moreover, Khatron Ke Khiladi is a successful show and who doesn't want to be associated with a successful show. I have been a fan of Khatron Ke Khiladi from the first season and since I am hosting it this time I am really looking forward to it. In fact this show goes perfectly with my personality.
Akshay (Kumar) had taken this show to a different height. And now it's your turn to take it forward from here…
(Smiles again) Akshay was fabulous in the first two seasons of the show and yes he took it to a whole new level. It's because of him people can relate to the show. I am extremely excited about the show and taking it forward in its new avatar.
But your styles must be different…
We both are different personalities and have our individual styles. As a host I will be a friend when the contestants need one and a motivator when they are feeling low. And I am waiting to have some fun at their expense, as I am going to put them through some real difficult challenges.
What about the stunts? Do we get to see you doing stunts as well?
I have already shot for the promos in Bangkok, which was really fun. I got to do some exciting stunts there and now that I am in Brazil will be doing some exciting and dangerous stunts. In fact I have had the experience of doing some stunts in films like DON and DRONA, which were again very interesting and exciting. I have been training hard for the last few months under the supervision of world-class stunt directors. It's quite possible that you may see me doing stunts even wearing high heels. (Smiles)
You are one of those few actors today who has tasted success within a short time in your career
I consider myself extremely lucky. I have been fortunate to get the opportunity to work with some of the most amazing people in the industry at such a young age. It gives me a high and I am looking forward to working in many more interesting projects.
Your next film ANJAANA ANJAANI is set to release and expectations are once again high, more so because you are paired opposite Ranbir Kapoor for the first time.
Yes with ANJAANA ANJAANI I am paired opposite Ranbir Kapoor for the first time. He is one of the finest actors we have today. We had a blast shooting for the film. We shot in great locations like New York, Bangkok and Las Vegas and the cast and crew were pretty much of the same age. We used to hang out together after the shoot and have a lot of fun.
And SAATH KHOON MAAF with Vishal Bhardwaj is once again a big film for you…
It's always been great working with Vishal Sir. This is the second time I will be working with him after KAMINEY. I am so lucky to have got this opportunity to work with him on this film. It's a great film and the role is by far the most challenging for me given that I play a character, which ages from 20 to 65. I hope everyone likes it.
So are you happy with the way your career has shaped?
This is definitely one of the best periods of my career. I am happy because I am being given the opportunity to do such interesting roles. I couldn't have asked for more!!!