By Hindustan Times
NEW DELHI, Sept. 21 -- She is a self-confessed fan of Lady Gaga. And not surprisingly, Priyanka Chopra was on cloud nine when she met the pop sensation earlier this year in New York. But even as the Poker Face singer apparently readies to visit India in October, Priyanka won't be able to meet her.
"Yes, we were planning to meet but unfortunately, I will be in Los Angeles working on my album and films during that time," says Priyanka, who has been strengthening her voice and singing techniques for her maiden global album. For the uninitiated, Troy Carter, who also happens to be Lady Gaga's manager, is managing Priyanka's international foray. Although she is still working on the music, the album is expected to have a mix of dance tracks, R&B and a few ballads too.
The 29-year-old, who is writing the music herself, has also signed a worldwide recording agreement with Universal Music to record and release her first international music album in 2012. The buzz is that her friend, UK-based rapper Jay Sean, will also be working with her on the album. "Definitely, there is some involvement (from Jay) but it's too early to comment on how much," she says.