Priyanka’s tryst with Hollywood stars Melanie, AntonioOctober 17th, 2008 - 3:14 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Oct 17 (IANS) Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra bonded well with Melanie Griffith and Antonio Banderas at the Middle East International Film Festival in Dubai and apparently Spanish star Banderas expressed a wish to work with her. The ongoing festival started Oct 10 and on the opening night Priyanka first met “When Harry Met Sally” star Meg Ryan. At the opening ceremony, Priyanka shared a good two hours with Hollywood’s hot couple Melanie Griffith and Antonio Banderas.
“What you’ve heard is right. I did spend come time chatting with Antonio and his wife Melanie. We sat together at the opening. Antonio was extremely charming. He was familiar with the Bollywood film industry and the financial leaps it has made in recent years,” Priyanka told IANS.
Banderas spoke to Priyanka about the possibilities of a tie-up, but the actress didn’t comment on this.
When asked if she was going international, Priyanka said: “The language doesn’t matter. It could be Hindi, English or Punjabi, it’s all the same to me.”
Priyanka’s much-publicised movie “Fashion” was supposed to premiere at the film festival.
“And that’s how I found myself there. ‘Fashion’ was supposed to be shown at the opening night of the festival. But the post-production wasn’t done. They still invited me. I was very happy to represent Bollywood.
“I was in Abu Dhabi for just half a day. I went in the afternoon and returned to India late night, to Delhi for another event next morning. There’s too much going in my life: the dubbing of ‘Fashion’, promotion of ‘Fashion’ and ‘Dostana’ and my new film ‘What’s Your Raashee’ is starting.”
Priyanka says when she walked into the posh Emirates Palace Hotel in Abu Dhabi, she was like, “Wow this is meant for a holiday not work!”
“For the first time I craved for a holiday. But I don’t need to combine work with pleasure. Because my work is my pleasure. The opening ceremony then the after-party at Abu Dhabi and I left at 1 a.m.
“I can’t even afford to be jet lagged. I enjoy the rush, but I realised my body needs rest. I am petrified about not fulfilling my commitments. So far so good. I just need a holiday after ‘Fashion’ and ‘Dostana’ are released.”
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