Flashback: When Priyanka Chopra won Miss World pageant 14 yrs ago

The date 30th November has a special significance in the life of bubbly Bollywood diva Priyanka Chopra. It was on this date 14 years ago that she won the Miss World pageant. When she won the prestigious contest in the year 2000, she was only 17 years old.

The nostalgic actress shared her feelings with her fans and followers in the micro blogging site Twitter. She twitted, “Wow! Was I really 17 then! The beginning of my beginning.. My Miss World anniversary. #Throwback". Along with the tweet she posted the collage of her photos taken during the special moment when she was crowned the Miss World.

Aishwarya Rai and Sushmita Sen, the former Miss World (1994) and Miss Universe (1994) winners respectively had already entered the Bollywood industry.  Speculations were rife that Priyanka Chopra will also enter the filmy world. Soon in the year 2003 Priyanka debuted with the film "The Hero: Love Story of a Spy". Her co stars in the film were Preity Zinta and Sunny Deol. The film went on to be a hit and Priyanka caught the attention of the fans and critics alike. There was no looking back since. Priyanka went on to be one of the most sought after heroines of Bollywood today and also released her own international music album. She is a global celebrity in the truest sense.

After delivering back to back hits, Priyanka is now busy shooting for her upcoming films. One of the big projects she is working on at the moment is Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s ‘Bajirao Mastani’. However, her busy schedule has taken a toll over her health. She fainted during the shooting at the sets of ‘Bajirao Mastani’. A source from the sets said that, "Everyone present was very scared. Her face was sprinkled with water and thankfully she opened her eyes quickly." The source also added, "Plus, this particular scene, during which she fainted, took 10 retakes. Kabhi light barabar nahin thi, kabhi kisine sync sound disturb kar diya. Add to this the heavy lighting on the sets and the four-page long monologue. The process was very physically draining." The doctor was called to check on Priyanka and shooting had to be stopped for six hours.

We wish Priyanka all the best in her life and career, good health and hope that she remains as beautiful and charming as she was on 20th November, 14 years ago.