At one of the beauty pageants that Priyanka participated in, Shah Rukh Khanwas seen as a judge and he asked Priyanka a hypothetical question about who she will marry in future, if given a chance.
He said, “Hypothetically, if you were to marry one of the following, who will it be? An Indian sportsman, likeMohammad Azharuddin — who would take you all around the world, make your country proud and make you swell with pride. Or an artistic businessman with a difficult name to pronounce like Swarovski, who would bedeck you with jewels and fine necklaces and you would never have to buy a chandelier for your house ever again. Or a Hindi film star like me, who has nothing better to do than to give you a complicated multiple-choice question about a hypothetical wedding like this.”
Priyanka, like always, came up with the perfect answer. She said, “If I was to choose one of these three very difficult choices, I think I would go to a great Indian sportsman. Because when I come back home, or when he comes back home, I know I will be there to be his support to tell him I am proud of him, just as India is. To be able to tell him, ‘Hey look, you did your best and you are the best,’ and I will take immense pride in my husband who will be a man of strong character if he can bring so much pride to my country. Thank you very much.”
Post winning Miss World, Priyanka went on to have a long and successful career in Bollywood, followed by her stint in Hollywood.