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09-14-2012, 04:39 PM #1
Priyanka Chopra fulfils dad's dream with music debut
Actress Priyanka Chopra, who made her international music debut Thursday with the unveiling of the single "In My City" featuring Will.i.am., said she has fulfilled her father's dream of becoming a singer.
"My parents got emotional when they heard the song. This was my dad's dream. It was my father's dream and he has come all dressed up and looking dapper today. My father is an incredible singer. I am happy my family, friends and everyone are here," Priyanka told reporters during the unveiling of her music single.
"Music is part of my life. My dad has been my biggest influence with music," she said.
"The heart of this album is Indian. It is a desi girl album. I am very nervous, and shivering a lot. We will be shooting for the video soon. We will try and add Bollywood elements to it."
Her first song from the album will be launched officially Thursday night on the National Football League (NFL) network.
"It is an important and huge thing for an Indian to have this launch at NFL. This is a one-and-half minute version. No Indian has done that... it is surreal," Priyanka said.
Asked whether with this debut, she will be seen doing live concerts in the near future, she said: "Live shows... not at all. I am not prepared for it. I love performing but when I reach that level I will do live performances. This is just the beginning."
"I am not looking forward for live performances at all. I am very nervous right now," she added.
Priyanka's debut single "In My City" will be available across all physical and digital platforms Sep 14, exclusively on Universal music.