The former Miss World, who has been in Bollywood for a decade, has been caught up in several controversies - a fight with actress Kareena Kapoor and link-ups with married actors like Akshay Kumar and Shah Rukh Khan. The family girl says that such controversies hurt.

"I am very private as a person and I believe that by giving a statement to controversies, I am giving importance to them due to which many more articles pop up," Priyanka said.

"Usually, they are very trivial things but I get very hurt and affected by controversies. I am a very family girl and controversies affect my family too. I would rather just keep quiet," she said."I am very black and white and have always been honest. I believe in honesty, but I don't believe that the entire world should know about my personal life. I am very private which I think is my right," Priyanka added.

The 31-year-old actress has been a part of multilingual films but wants to explore more."I have done Hollywood, Bollywood and Tollywood, everything in just one month. I am an actor. Make me do any film. I worship my work. I don't have any priorities nor am I looking for any big crossovers. I like expanding myself and as an artist wherever I can show my creativity in different ways, be it music, acting or anything. I never take my work for granted," she said.

The actress, who is now busy promoting her upcoming film "Zanjeer", directed by Apoorva Lakhia, said, "I do films for strange reasons. When Apoorva came to narrate this film, we discussed my character; when he left I thought I will really enjoy working with him. So I did the film."Priyanka says her character Mala, played by actress Jaya Bachchan in the original "Zanjeer" four decades ago, is completely different.

"I am playing a Gujarati girl from New York who comes to attend a wedding. She witnesses a murder and how things change in her life is the story."The film also features Ram Charan and is slated for a Sep 7 release.


Latest Newsfrom Entertainment News Desk