In a current interview, the actress described how she was new to the industry in 2000, she talked about her first co-star Thalapathy Vijay. She met him while doing a Tamil film in 2002, which featured Thalapathy Vijay in the lead role with Priyanka Chopra, imprinting her debut in Kollywood as a lead actress.
Priyanka stated, “The first few movies that I did was a Tamil movie called Tamizhan and two Hindi movies – Andaaz and The Hero. They were tagged to be really big movies. And I remember walking onto the sets not knowing anything and thinking that acting was all about the clothes you wear and the makeup that you get done. And then I walked onto a set and I had to think about how to take these words on a paper and make them a person, and that was terrifying.”
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In an interview with Vanity Fair, Priyanka disclosed one lesson that she memorized from Vijay which she still follows. “I remember Tamizhan, which was really difficult for me as I did not know Tamil as a language. I was learning it phonetically, memorising it, understanding the meaning behind it, and then saying my lines. But, I loved watching my co-actor Vijay – he was one of the first few influences in my life. He had tremendous humility on set. Once he comes onto the set, he never leaves the set. And that’s something I do even now. I very rarely will go back to my trailer in between shots, unless it’s a really long time that I have to wait. I’m usually hanging out on set. I’d like to understand why we’re taking different shots. I like to speak to the crew. I like to be in the mix,” the actress confessed.