Priyanka Chopra reveals slapping a fan for misbehaving


Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra who has earned laurels for the country with her successful international venture ‘Quantico’ has revealed slapping a fan for misbehaving with her.

Priyanka said she doesn’t mind posing for pictures with her fans, but she is not comfortable when anybody tries to get to-close for comfort or touches her. The 33-year-old actress said that she slapped a fan who touched her when she was shooting for the 2010 film ‘Anjaana Anjaani’.

“I slap a lot. I think once a fan misbehaved with me, I don’t know if he was a fan but, I came out of my trailer when I was shooting for ‘Anjana Anjani’. He just came and held my arms,” the former Miss World said.

“I am very good with taking pictures and everything but I don’t like physically being touched. So he just held my hand and started asking for pictures. I got really scared so I grabbed his collar slapped him. Then I got so scared, I ran away,” Priyanka told reporters on the sidelines of the trailer launch event of ‘Jai Gangaajal’.

Priyanka whose portrayal of Maratha queen Kashibai was in her latest outing ‘Bajirao Mastani’ was much acclaimed, will be next seen in Praksh Jha’s action drama ‘Jai Gangaajal’, which is a sequel of the director’s 2003 hit film ‘Gangaajal’ starring Ajay Devgn.

Priyanka will be seen in the role of a no-nonsense IPS officer Abha Mathur who takes on some powerful and influential men in her district in ‘Jai Gangaajal’. The film also stars Manav Kaul, Rahul Bhat, Murli Sharma, Ninand Kamath and director Prakash Jha who will play the role of a cop.   

The ‘Mary Kom’ actress said the most important aspect she kept in mind while playing the part was to keep it feminine yet tough. “The most important thing was to still be feminine while playing a tough character like that of a cop. As a woman it is very important to celebrate womanhood and yet be in a position of authority. I enjoyed playing the part. It was very different for me,” she said.

According to Priyanka, the film will touch relevant issues in the society. “Nobody talks about the relevance of what the film speaks about. Farmer suicides, corruption within the society and politics within which we all live...We have given importance to these issues in the film to show what really goes around. It is a very relevant and important film,” she added.