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Priyanka wants to conquer whole world

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19 April, 2018 16:55 PM



Priyanka wants to conquer whole world

Priyanka Chopra. File Photo

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If America’s real-life political drama feels short on hope and a hero, we now have Priyanka Chopra. The dynamic actress stars on ABC’s hit thriller Quantico as F.B.I. agent Alex Parrish, perpetually gone rogue for the sake of humanity. “She’s a tough girl, living in a man’s world,” says Chopra of her character, and she’s a leader in that man’s world.”

The same could be said of Chopra, who broke barriers as the first South Asian woman to lead a prime-time network show in the U.S. But she was already a phenomenon in her native India. Chopra was crowned Miss World 2000 when she was 18, which she followed up with more than 50 films in Hindi, while steadily steering her talents toward Hollywood and an English-language music career that includes collaborations with Pitbull and Pharrell. “The hardest part of starting work in America, after having an almost 15-year career elsewhere,” says Chopra, was to have to walk into a room and introduce myself.”

This month, Quantico returns for its third season—terrorists and traitors, beware. And Chopra is boosting her profile Stateside with two feature films on the horizon: Isn’t It Romantic, a rom-com with Rebel Wilson and Liam Hemsworth, in which Chopra plays a “bratty” yogi, and A Kid Like Jake, opposite Claire Danes and Octavia Spencer, about a gender nonconforming four-year-old. Of the latter, Chopra says, “I had to be a part of this. It’s such a relevant conversation right now.”

In addition to serving as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, she founded the Priyanka Chopra Foundation for Health and Education, an effort to give girls access to higher education. She shares humanitarian interests with her friend Meghan Markle, so it may not be a surprise to see Chopra among the royal-wedding guests come May. She has never stopped traveling, and keeps homes in New York, where she shoots Quantico, and in Mumbai, where she has a production company, Purple Pebble Pictures. “I go where my work takes me,” says Chopra. “When you want something bad enough, you find a way of doing it. And I want the world.”

 

Source: Vanity Fair


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