After an extensive shooting schedule in Malaysia for Don, Priyanka will be headed to the country again. This time however, she will be representing India at the Global Leadership Forum to be held at Kuala Lumpur on August 1. Priyanka’s presence at the forum is a first for Bollywood and a first for her too.
“I have been informed that the CEO of Walt Disney and several other international celebrities will deliver their speech at the event. I am glad that they have given me the opportunity to voice my feelings on an international platform alongside such noted luminaries,” says Priyanka, who is currently shooting for Dharmesh Darshan’s Aap Ki Khatir at Film City.
Priyanka’s speech topic is ‘Innovation of Competitive Edge’. “It’s a 45-minute speech on competition in any field and whether it is important or not,” she says. “In the speech I am going to incorporate various aspects from films and issues related to cinema. I believe that competition exists in all fields. When films release at the same time, they are competing with each other. It’s always a competitive edge which drives people to excel in their career.”
The last time Priyanka represented India on an international platform it was for the Miss World beauty pageant, which she won. This experience will however be very different. “I have been working really hard on my speech. I utilise my shooting breaks reading extensively, which I can incorporate in my speech and make it interesting and contemporary,” she says.
Is she nervous? “Oh yeah… very nervous. I have never done something like this before. It’s not just about giving a speech but about representing my country,” she says.