Priyanka loses her voice following Kaminey shoot

Last Updated: Wed, Oct 01, 2008 06:43 hrs

Actress Priyanka Chopra is rendered speechless. And it's not for want of words. In the past few days director Vishal Bharadwaj has been making her scream her lungs out for the movie Kaminey. As a result her voice is reduced to a croak.

"I play this extremely vocal Maharashtrian girl. And I believe in making myself heard. Vishal has made sure my voice gets heard as far as possible," Priyanka said.

Besides working in Kaminey, in which she is paired with Shahid Kapur, the model-turned actress is looking forward to the release of her two films -- Drona followed by Fashion.

While Goldie Behl presents her as Abhishek's bodyguard in his directorial venture Drona, Priyanka plays a model in Madhur Bhandarkar's Fashion.

After playing a ramp model for Fashion, Priyanka recently walked the ramp for designer Ritu Kumar at the inaugural show of the HDIL Indian Couture Week.

Commenting upon her experience, she said: "Even after becoming an actress I've walked the ramp for friends like Rohit Bal and Vikram Phadnis. But not since I played a model in Fashion. Now walking the ramp at Ritu's show it felt like I was doing a sequence for the film. I've done so much ramp-walking for the film, I feel I'm back to my modelling days.

"At 17 when I first walked the ramp, I had done it for Rituji. And now again, after having played a model and walked the ramp continuously for a year for Madhur Bhandarkar's film, when I got on the ramp for an actual fashion show, I couldn't tell the difference between walking for Fashion and for Ritu Kumar's show. Both were 'performances' and still an integral part of my growth as a human being," she added.

Ritu Kumar wanted to gift to the actress the ghagra-choli ensemble that Priyanka wore.

"But I didn't want to take it away from her (Ritu Kumar). It is a very old and precious outfit. I was just happy wearing it."

Reportedly, model-actress Neha Dhupia felt quite stressed by Priyanka hogging the limelight at Ritu Kumar's fashion show.

"If there was any tension, I didn't see it. Neha and I got along really well. In fact, she helped me relax. Otherwise I don't know how I'd have done it."