Priyanka Chopra surprised many entertainment fans when she revealed that despite the availability of laptop computers, smartphones, tablets and iPads she has decided to rely on the 'old-school' concept of writing in a diary to remember her thoughts and experiences during this incredible time in her life (The Hollywood Reporter - May 18).
She noted in an interview with "The Hollywood Reporter" how with her life being so hectic as she balances acting as a feature actress in a US television series for the first time with her Bollywood acting projects that she needed something that would help her "relive and relish some of the finer moments" that are taking place in her life and the diary allows her to do this (The Hollywood Reporter - May 18).
An interesting aspect of this decision to remember the emotions and experiences in an old-school diary is that Priyanka Chopra's rise to Bollywood/Hollywood star is 'old-school' in that there were no shortcuts and that it is a product of hard work and resilience.
Several years ago in 2006 she was part of some unsuccessful films but she kept 'grinding' and taking on challenging unconventional roles such as a serial killer in the Bollywood neo-noir film "7 Khoon Maaf", a boxer in the biographical sports drama "Mary Kom" and in the process proved herself as not just a versatile, attractive actress but one of exceptional dramatic acting range.
Her success is based on the 'old-school' principles of working hard, setting goals, looking for the right opportunities and ignoring those who said it was not possible.
The success of Priyanka Chopra in earning a feature role in the American television series "Quantico" may be new school but it is a product of her reliance on 'old-school' work ethic principles, something that those wanting to duplicate her success might want to think about.