Priyanka Chopra voted as the favourite woman of substance!
The Jungli Billi, it seems, has won over the hearts of her fans for all the right reasons. But there’s another lady who wasn’t far behind in this poll. Read on to find out more…
As International Women’s Day inched closer, we conducted a poll to find out, who according to our readers was their favourite woman of substance. And Priyanka Chopra has emerged as the winner with 41 per cent votes!
A fan stated that PeeCee’s commendable work in movies like Kaminey, Saat Khoon Maaf and Barfi! amongst others has helped her win this award. Her fans adore her – and that shows! – for the work that she’s been doing. Also, the actor is one of the most popular B-town celebs on the Internet – thanks to her social networking skills. But apart from all this PeeCee also managed to step out of the familiar confines of Bollywood and try her hand, rather voice, by signing a recording contract with Universal Music Group and DesiHits in 2011. In September 2012, her debut single In My City managed to floor many.
Then, Priyanka wholehearted supported Greenathon – An Environment Initiative that won her some brownie points. So guess all the effort, onscreen and off it has paid off. And we cheer for this lady who believes in following her heart.
But while Priyanka is the woman of substance this time around, Vidya Balan too was close to winning the title with 36 per cent votes. A fan commented, “Vidya is the quintessential example to all struggling actors. All her debut films cancelled, whether it was Malayalam or Tamil film. For 3 years she struggled being in all facets of the profession from ads to t.v and then a Bengali film. Finally she got noticed for Parineeta, but at what cost. Surprised Vidya with no acting experience got screen tested for Parineeta 6 months. But Bollywood heroines despite years of experience and still can’t act, were considered for Parineeta without blinking an eye. Whatever, she made her own path without having opportunities like Priyanka, Kareena, Deepika.”
So take a look at the votes and tell us: Do you agree with the results?
International Women’s Day
International Women’s Day (IWD) is celebrated on the 8th of March every year around the world. It is a focal point in the movement for women’s rights.
After the Socialist Party of America organized a Women’s Day in New York City on February 28, 1909, German delegates Clara Zetkin, Käte Duncker, Paula Thiede and others proposed at the 1910 International Socialist Woman’s Conference that “a special Women’s Day” be organized annually. After women gained suffrage in Soviet Russia in 1917, March 8 became a national holiday there. The day was then predominantly celebrated by the socialist movement and communist countries until it was adopted by the feminist movement in about 1967. The United Nations began celebrating the day in 1977.
Commemoration of International Women’s Day today ranges from being a public holiday in some countries to being largely ignored elsewhere. In some places, it is a day of protest; in others, it is a day that celebrates womanhood.
03.08.2013 – bollywoodlife.com – Women’s Day special: Priyanka Chopra voted as the favourite woman of substance!