Priyanka and Hrithik Roshan bagged the youth
icon awards in the entertainment field at the inaugural edition
of the India Youth Icon Awards at an awards ceremony in Gurgaon
The actress is currently on cloud nine after getting rave reviews
for essaying 12 roles in Ashutosh Gowariker's "What's Your
Rashee?", which also stars Hurman Baweja.
"It's been great feedback so far. People are enjoying the
film...I had an author-backed role which included playing 12 different
characters - very difficult to do. And it feels fantastic to be
encouraged and be told that I pulled it off well," she said.
The 27-year-old actor said she was extremely nervous before the
film's release Friday.
"My biggest worry was - 'Oh God! Will I ever be able to
pull this off or not?'. Since most people who get to play multiple
roles in a movie get it after a lot of experience, I was nervous.
I have spent a short span to do roles as difficult as the one
in 'What's Your Rashee', but as an actor all I can say is that
I do my work with as much honesty as possible and the rest is
destiny," she said.
If "What's Your Rashee?" hits the jackpot at the box
office, it will be her fourth consecutive hit in a row after "Fashion",
"Dostana" and "Kaminey".
But she is unmoved. "Hits and flops are a part of the business,
isn't it?" she said.
Asked how she handles success at a young age, the former Miss
World said: "I have always been grounded. I have an incredible
passion for what I do (acting). I don't know how to do anything
else, I don't want to do anything else and I love what I do. There's
nothing else that affects me."
What about growing expectations from audiences and critics?
"It scares me when my films release. I wonder if people
will like it or not. That for me is the most important thing.
But at the same time I think: what's the point of living a life
without any expectations? You will just stagnate, become complacent
- that's not the kind of person I am. I like striving, I like
things that challenge me; I take up difficult films and difficult
roles to challenge myself," Priyanka said.
"I like it when people say things like 'Fashion' was a female-centric
movie and yet it was successful and that 'Kaminey' was an all-boys
film, still my part was really appreciated, and 'Dostana' was
majorly on gay guys, and it ended so well. I enjoy that - I like
the fact that I can take up different scripts.
"It's just that I like to take up challenges," she
Priyanka's next will see her paired with Uday Chopra in Yash
Raj Films' "Pyaar Impossible", where she will play the
beauty and the latter a geek.