[Co-author Anjum Shabbir]
2013 was arguably a great year for Priyanka Chopra. She reached international fame with the start of her music career and became the first Indian, and in her own words “the first brown face”, to be the face of GUESS with the GUESS Holiday 2013 campaign captured by none other than legendary singer Bryan Adams, who is a big draw himself in India.
Bollyspice was invited to attend PC’s appearance at the new Guess store on Regent Street in London, which marked the launch of her UK promotions as a recording artist and gave an exclusive sneak preview of her upcoming single ‘I Can’t Make You Love Me’.
It’s her third single, which comes out in March and is a contemporary remake of Bonnie Raitt’s song, which was originally a ballad, but has been completely reworked into a modern dance track. Priyanka believes it’s a beautiful track and one of the reasons she took to singing.
Since kick-starting her music career back in 2012 with ‘In My City’ featuring American rapper Will.i.am, the new single is actually her first completely solo track. Her previous song ‘Exotic’ featuring Pitbull went triple platinum in India.
Priyanka, in a chic monochrome look, posed for the press and smiled for her fans, some of whom had been queuing since the early afternoon to catch a glimpse of her. She signed copies of the Guess Holiday 2013 brochure and interacted warmly with her fans.
We loved the black and white jacket, simple gold drop earrings and that flawless hair. Paul Marciano, Creative Director GUESS said that PC makes the perfect global brand ambassador with her “confidence, strength and sensuality”. She certainly reflected those qualities with her appearance on the night.
Following the event Priyanka moved to special VIP dinner hosted by GUESS at the Penthouse of The London EDITION Hotel, joined by a host of London socialites. Whilst in London Priyanka loves staying at the The Dorchester and the Mandarin Oriental and dining out at Cinnamon Soho, Colbert, Dabbous and Granger & Co.
On the Bollywood side Priyanka has YashRaj’s Gunday releasing on Valentine’s Day, 14th February, with costars Ranveer Singh and Arjun Kapoor. So watch this space as we bring you more exclusives on that.