Priyanka Chopra at the India Today Youth Summit
Priyanka Chopra was one of the speakers at the India Today Mind Rocks Youth Summit 2012.
Here are some of her quotes from the summit.
I have no godfather in film industry.
I was a teenager who did not even know how to wear heels but I learnt. I went to study in the US where I was bullied for being a brownie, but I survived
I made the journey from Bareilly to Boston. If I can, so can you.
I was gawky imperfect, had low self-esteem, came from a modest middle-class background, had white marks on my legs. But I was damn hard working. Today, my legs sell 12 brands
My features were not perfect but I smiled through all of it as I was told I had the perfect smile. Never mind if people think my smile was because of plastic surgery
When I entered the film industry, I was rejected several times. People thought I was too dusky
I had no godfather in the film industry, yet I went on to win a national award for Fashion, despite people telling me not to do the movie.
I am not the prettiest of all, I am not Aishwarya Rai Bachchan.
It's okay to be different. You don't have to fit in always.
Asked what she does with all the money she earns, she said, "I am a big miser."
The best part about being in this industry is the support that I get from my fans and the worst part of this industry is the gossip-hunger media.