The year 2009 may not have been a great year for Bollywood and the rest of the world. But for Priyanka Chopra the year proved to be a great one as she has been named as the top brand endorser of 2009, India.
According to the report by TAM AdEX, a division of TAM Media Research, Priyanka, 27, has edged past endorsement giants like skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni and actors Shah Rukh Khan, Aamir Khan and Amitabh Bachchan.
Priyanka currently endorses Nokia, Lux, Sunsilk, Levi’s, Hero Honda and Asmi. She also delivered a hit with “Kaminey” and was applauded by critics for her performance in “What’s Your Rashee?”
Priyanka said, “I have always strived to give my very best. It has been very fulfilling experience to be the face of some of the best brands. In my mind, the findings of the survey endorse the equal opportunity country that we are emerging. Being a woman is no longer a disadvantage.”
She further added, “It is a humbling recognition and I am grateful for the adulation and unconditional support of millions across the world which is most integral constituent all the successes in every phase of my life.”
Priyanka has her fingers crossed for her next flick Pyaar Impossible starring with Uday Chopra and hopes 2010 has more in store for the official ‘desi girl.’