Andaaz producer says Priyanka Chopra had ‘dark complexion, few defects to correct’, claims she cried after getting vamp’s role in Aitraaz

Suneel Darshan talked with Siddharth Kanan about his first encounter with the Desi Girl. 

 I forced her to sit and engaged her in conversation. In just 15 minutes, I was given only two guarantees: either I would make this girl into a massive success or this would turn out to be a major failure.

"I mean, you know, the first glance was... Kareena Kapoor, Karisma Kapoor, Juhi Chawla, and Meenakshi were actors; they were all stunning women. Oh my, this is really unusual, I said

Suneel Darshan recalls his first encounter with the Desi Girl during a conversation he had with Siddharth Kanan.

 In a recent interview, producer Suneel Darshan said that after meeting Priyanka, he thought she had "a few faults that she needed to rectify."

 In the 2003 film Andaaz, which also starred the then-Miss Universe Lara Dutta, Priyanka made her acting debut in a Hindi film

the actor encountered several rejections and was subjected to severe treatment by a number of producers and directors

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