Great expectations

Proving her versatility: Priyanka Chopra. Pic by R. V. Moorthy  

IT SEEMS as if the Filmfare award for Priyanka Chopra has had a humbling effect on her. Though she still makes presspersons wait, she makes up for it by saying she is "profusely sorry."

"I was very tired," she reasons as she speaks about her "amazingly different role" in Karam.

What makes her happy about the role is that it is "performance-oriented yet stylish." She plays the wife of John Abraham. Both get separated and it becomes emotionally draining for them to cope with life without each other. "Though I believe one should leave the character on the sets before going home, with this film it did not always happen. I went through emotional turmoil, sometimes even after the take was over. Memories of shots used to haunt me at night too," says Priyanka. Such was her involvement with the film that in a scene where she tries to kill herself, she "actually cut her veins with a knife," she recalls. And she admits , "By nature, I am a very emotional person". She is a Cancerian, born on July 18, she informs.

Her character in Aitraaz has won her the Filmfare award for a negative role, but she is not going to play similar roles. "If the audience see me as a seductress twice, how will they accept me in a wife's role? So I am making a conscious effort not to be stereotyped. In two years, I've proved my versatility in different roles. It feels nice, but also adds to my responsibility as producers sign me with great expectations," she says.

Now Yaqeen, Barsaat and Waqt are her forthcoming releases this year. Before one asks her about her role, she chuckles, "All three are so different". Let's wait and watch!