Many people familiar with Bollywood tend to think Aishwarya Rai as the Bollywood queen but fans of Bollywood know the truth. Aishwarya Rai may have won Miss World price but she is no comparison to Priyanka Chopra, the real beauty of the Bollywood. In fact, Priyanka is also former Miss World and acts in Bollywood films.
Priyanka made her first film in Tamil or as in Tollywood, Thamizhan in 2002. The film did not do so well but star emerged, she showed her real acting and beauty in Anil Sharma’s “The Hero” and “Andaaz”, which went on winning Filmfare Best Female Debut Award. She is a very versatile actor, Her win for Filmfare Best Villain Award for “Aitraaz” proves this. She established herself as a popular actress after Best Actress Award-winning performance in film “Fashion”. On another hand, Aishwarya Rai has won only a handful of awards and many are not critically acclaimed.
Priyanka became Miss India World and later Miss World in 2000, fifth Indian to.
When Chopra won the Miss World crown, she became the fifth Indian woman to win the title. In the year 2003, “The Hero: Love Story of a Spy” was released, despite being c + grade film, the film went on grossing the highest collection for the year 2003. Her next film, Andaaz with Bollywood megastar Akshay Kumar was a huge success, learning her a Filmfare Best Female Debut Award and a nomination for Filmfare Best Supporting Actress Award. Her biggest success came in Dharma production film, Dostana, starring Abhishek Bachchan and John Abraham, she literally ruled hearts of young people in that role. Priyanka began 2009 on another high. She was awarded the ‘Best Female Actor’ at the Star Screen Award 2008 for her role in Madhur Bhandarkar’s Fashion and also adjudged the ‘Best Actress’ at 15th Lion’s Club Awards.
Priyanka is not only queen of Bollywood but she has also signed many promotion contracts with private and public retail firms, making her queen of “Endorsements” for the year 2008. She leads the youth brigade as the face of brands like Lux, Ponds, Sunsilk, Hero Honda, Nokia, Tag Heuer, J. Hampstead and Virgin Comic.
Priyanka is shooting for another luminous year, with 2 big films set for releases in 2009, namely, Kaminay directed by Vishal Bharadwaj and What’s Your Rashee? directed by Ashutosh Gowarikar. One can measure her popularity by referring Google search trend which shows a significant increase in search for Priyanka and her upcoming movies. YouTube has around ten thousand videos tagged with Priyanka Chopra.
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