New Delhi, May 13
With over a million followers on Twitter, and over two million on
Facebook, Bollywood's social-networking queen Priyanka Chopra says
she feels loved and that these platforms not just bring her a step
closer to her fans, but also helps her in getting direct
"Social-networking is a great way to stay in touch
with what's happening in the world, to understand what people are
thinking, discussing, doing etc. It's also a great way to get real
feedback about my work," Priyanka told IANS.
former beauty queen is quite a hit on the web, and says it's a
"I feel very loved. I don't see it as some
sort of feat that has been achieved... it's not about the numbers
for me, it's about connecting with people from all over the globe,
from all walks of life. I like to interact on these platforms and
I'm just glad that I have such a large circle of people that I can
connect with on a regular basis... with no one in between," she
Priyanka, who is busy shooting for Karan Johar's remake
of "Agneepath", also feels a strong connect with some of those who
regularly post to her.
"I now actually know the names and
faces of so many people who have reached out to me on these
platforms. Many of them are regularly in touch with their
viewpoints, questions and sometimes just lovely words of
encouragement. It's my way of seeing their faces and hearing their
voices, which I would not have been able to do otherwise," she
Priyanka feels these websites are like a fridge, which we keep
opening every now and then to check if there is something new. But
she updates her posts only when she really wants to.
access both very regularly, if not to connect but simply to read
about what everyone is up to. But I tweet and post when I feel like
sharing something...there are no rules that I follow. Also,
sometimes I have nothing much to say and don't believe in spamming
anyone's timelines with random posts or tweets just for the sake of
posting," she said.
Lately, Priyanka has not been tweeting
too often - and a lot of it is to do with her busy
After shooting the "Agneepath" remake, she will
move immediately into shooting for Kunal Kohli's next venture, in
which she will feature with Shahid Kapoor. She also has "Don 2",
"Krrish 2" and "Barfee" in the pipeline. Quite a range, isn't
"I can't speak for others but when it comes to me and my
choices, I have always liked
to push the boundaries, try new
things, and to challenge myself. There are no set rules and
guidelines... it's each to their own.
"I think the audience
is accepting and appreciative of anything you do as long as you do
it well," said the national award winning actress, who successfully
carried 12 different avatars in "What's Your Rashee??" and seven
different looks in "Saat Khoon Maaf".
Thanks to her
choc-a-block schedule, a relaxing summer vacation seems like a
distant dream for Priyanka.
"All my films are being shot back
to back. If I'm lucky, I may get a few days off on my birthday (July
18)! But I'm not complaining. When I think I really need a vacation,
I will make the time for it. Right now, I'm enjoying every moment of
the work I'm doing," she