Though 7 Khoon Maaf has under-performed at the boxoffice Priyanka Chopra is confident it won't lose money. "We haven't really spent that much on it. No, it isn't an expensive film."
It wasn't easy for Priyanka to go through seven different looks and emotions in 7 Khoon Maaf. On top of it there were all those stories about the intimate scenes with her leading man.
"After seeing the film I've had people ask, 'Where is the kissing scene with John, the love scene with Neil?' Did I say there were love-making scenes?
The one really lengthy bedroom sequence I have was with Irrfan and that was done in a salwar-kameez.
It was hardly pleasant. For the love-making sequence with Anu Kapoor I wasn't even present on the sets."
The near-seduction sequence with Vivaan Shah was also done with a body-double. And Priyanka selected the body! "The bare back had to be that of a 50-year old woman. My back just wouldn't have worked. I was shown dozens of backs.
I finally chose one that I thought would pass off one which I thought could be my back when I am 50. The hardest part of 7 Khoon Maaf was aging in front of the camera without props."
There was a lot of improvisation on location of 7 Khoon Maaf. "That moment when I slap myself in front of the mirror? It wasn't even there in the script!I was supposed to breakdown in front of the mirror. I suggested I slap myself."
Priyanka is sure she cannot get into a role without preparation. "I doing Agneepth and Barfee back-to-back. I've set aside time for preparation. I expect a certain surprise element from myself in every role that I play."
The recent weeks have not been too easy on Priyanka, what with the Income Tax raid in her house and reports that Shahid Kapoor opened Priyanka's the door to the sleuths in his shorts.
Trying hard to suppress her hurt Priyanka says, "First of all my maidservant opened the door for the officials. Yes, I did immediately call Shahid because he was the closest to me. My parents were in my other house. Shahid is my neighbour.
He's 5 mins away. He did come to help me out during the raid, as he would've for any other friend. But why would he be in his boxer shorts? I was very angry when I read this.
The IT officials were very kind. But people made up such stories were not too kind. I've parents whom I am accountable to when such stories come out."