Mumbai: Actress Priyanka Chopra, who has been shuttling between Mumbai and Los Angeles for the past few months, has finally made her singing debut through international music single 'In My City'. The actress-turned-singer says that it was her father Dr Ashok Chopra's long cherished dream of becoming a singer and she has now fulfilled it.
Talking to PTI at the unveiling of the album, Priyanka Chopra said, "My parents were very emotional when they heard my song. This was my dad's dream. My dad was not all that happy when I became an actor and won national awards, like he is today." She added, "My father is an incredible singer. I am happy and overwhelmed that my family and friends are here. I am feeling like a newcomer. I am feeling it is my first film."
Priyanka Chopra has very big plans for the shooting of her debut album. Talking about it, she said, "The heart of this album is Indian. It is a desi girl album. We will be shooting the video soon, we are planning things about the album, we will try and add some Bollywood elements to it. I am very nervous, I am shivering a lot."
The actress further said, "I never thought I would be a professional singer, also I never thought I would become an actor. If not this then I would be an engineer. I have never sung professionally. I never knew I would be doing it. I can't believe this is my event and I am overwhelmed." She added, "I grew up listening to music from my parents. My father used to listen to Mohammed Rafi and my mother used to listen to international music bands like Beatles and Metallic."
Priyanka's first song from the album was launched internationally officially at the National Football League in the US on Thursday Night on NFL network. "It is an important and huge thing for an Indian to have this launch at NFL. It is a huge honour to have this one and half minute version there. No Indian has done that. It is surreal," Priyanka said.
However, Priyanka Chopra is quite nervous about singing at live shows. "I am not prepared for doing live shows. I am very nervous about it. I love performing but when I reach that level I will do live shows. This is just the beginning of my journey in the world of music," she said.
The album will be available across all physical and digital platforms tomorrow exclusively on Universal music.