Priyanka Chopra on her memoir Unfinished: Always wanted to write a book but was waiting to achieve more

Indo-Asian News Service

Jun,21 2018 09:50:58 IST

New Delhi: Priyanka Chopra, who is writing her memoir titled Unfinished, always wanted to write a book but wanted to wait to do a bit more in life. But now she feels she doesn't have to be "finished" to tell her story.

"The feeling of checking something off your 'bucket list' gives you an indescribable sense of accomplishment...and that's where I am in this moment," Priyanka posted on Instagram on 20 June.

The post came a day after the official announcement of the memoir, which will be published simultaneously in India, the United States and Britain in 2019.

Priyanka, whose foray into the entertainment industry began at the age of 17 when she won Miss India and went on to win Miss World, followed by Bollywood and now Hollywood, hopes to inspire people with the feelings she experienced during the course of what has been a "fascinating" journey.

"I've always wanted to write a book, but the timing never felt right. With each opportunity that presented itself, my first instinct was always to wait...because I wasn't (and I'm still not) finished.

"I wanted to do more, live more, and achieve more, before putting pen to paper and exposing things I've always kept private to the world," added the actress, who currently features in Quantico.

Unfinished is a collection of personal essays, stories, and observations by the Unicef Goodwill Ambassador. She hopes to spread the message: "If I can...anyone can."

When Priyanka looks back on her life as a public person, she says she feels "super proud of what I've done and where my life is right now".

File image of Priyanka Chopra. Twitter

File image of Priyanka Chopra. Twitter

"I've realised you don't have to be finished to tell your story, and that sometimes life's greatest lessons are taught along the ride...when you're still figuring things out...when you're 'Unfinished'," she added.

The memoir will be published by Penguin Random House India.

"So glad to be starting a new chapter (literally) with the amazing teams at Penguin Random House in the US, India, and around the world," Priyanka said.

Updated Date: Jun 21, 2018 13:35 PM