International diva Priyanka Chopra has famous in India as well as abroad now. Beginning her journey from Bareilly to now an international name, it wasn’t that easy for the actress. At a latest event in the capital city, Priyanka was questioned about the honorary doctorate degree and being the only woman among the top 10 celebrities in the Forbes Indian Celebrity 100 list.
Speaking about the doctorate degree being presented to her by Bareilly International University, Priyanka said a tabloid, “Mom aaj bahut khush hongi, and I think my dad only made it happen! Because it was their life’s dream for me to become a doctor. And then I didn’t.”
“I never wanted to be a doctor, anyway! I had blood phobia, and would faint [at the sight of blood]. I like numbers, and physics, and wanted to be an engineer more than anything. I’ve been offered honorary doctorates before, a couple of times. But, this was [from] the Bareilly International University. [Bareilly] is my hometown, it’s [where] my roots [are]. That’s what’s more special… There was no way I couldn’t have been a part of it. My mom and brother are coming [for the ceremony in Bareilly], and it’s gonna be a whole family affair,” further added Priyanka.
She is on the Forbes list with actors like Salman Khan and Shah Rukh Khan. On this, she revealed, “Being the only woman [there], that’s bittersweet for me. I’m proud of the fact that I’ve had the achievements I’ve had, which puts me in that position, and I [have] that power, on par with a lot of my male colleagues. I work really hard. I don’t take chhuttis or vacations or [off on] New Years. Since I’ve come to India, I’ve only been working. And I’m rewarded for it. I also live my life in two countries. It’s really difficult. But, at the same time, it makes me feel like… look at the disparity! You know the disparity that we keep talking about, it’s still there.”