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'I was born in heels'

From Bareilly to Boston and Manhattan to Mumbai, the cover girl many times over, is leading a fairy-tale life.

Firmly entrenched in Bollywood, Priyanka Chopra will have a record six releases this year.

Dostana, where she plays an editor at Verve, releases this month and promises to be a rollicking watch. Sitanshi Talati-Parikh finds the vivacious actress full of soul, spirit and spunk

It is an ordinary Thursday. What makes it extraordinary is the glitter of star power that suffuses the morning with a powerful glow. The lithe, dusky beauty saunters into the make-up van, face barely visible under her enormous shades, dressed in "comfort clothes" -- leggings and a long spandex top in her favourite colour, black -- after a late shoot the previous night.

We look up with trepidation, as she emerges a considerable while later, our allotted time ticking ominously away. Flashing dazzling smiles at everyone, Priyanka Chopra faces the camera, barely wincing in the painfully high Dior heels, which are at least a size too big for her -- by her won confession, she was "born in heels".

Ace photographer, Atul Kasbekar, coaxes fluid motion from the svelte actress. She immediately picks up the beat of the music pulsating in the tiny studio and twirls, twist at her slender waist, gracefully cuts the air with the circular motion of her lean arms, flips her hair and throws herself into the scheme of things, with ferocious enthusiasm and buoyancy. It's a perfect first shot as the music suddenly stops, and her personal iPod is hastily summoned, with barely noticeable displeasure, she confides, "I can't think or function without music. My van, my room, my car are always ballasting music, so the five minutes I get, become my chill out zone. And besides my family, that's the one thing I find time for."

Courtesy: Verve Magazine (

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