PeeCee glad to be cast for her cal­i­bre, not her skin colour

Hindustan Times (Patna) - Live - - Front Page - MEDHA SHRI DAHIYA

Ac­tor Priyanka Cho­pra (right) is mak­ing waves for her Amer­i­can TV se­ries. The ac­tor is pretty kicked about the show, but what she is ex­tremely happy about is that she bagged the role not be­cause of her skin colour but for her cal­i­bre as an ac­tor.

“I wanted to be cast for the re­spect of be­ing an ac­tor, not for the colour of my skin... Go­ing to school in Amer­ica, I never saw any­one with my colour of skin on TV,” says the Na­tional Award win­ner, who on an ear­lier oc­ca­sion has spo­ken about fac­ing racism in school when she was a stu­dent in the US.

She says that she is happy to have be­come a part of the FBI thriller show be­cause that gives her a chance to be part of the con­tent which ac­cord­ing to her is the best.

“Of all the con­tent, the best con­tent in the world is in Amer­i­can Tele­vi­sion, and I wanted to be part of that,” says Cho­pra.

Mean­while, the ac­tor got emo­tional on her fa­ther’s birth an­niver­sary on Sun­day. “Happy birth­day papa. Want to wake you up at mid night by jump­ing on the bed and scar­ing you with cake and whis­tles... Happy birth­day daddy. Miss u ev­ery mo­ment of ev­ery day. Got ur favourites on loop to­day. Where words fail, mu­sic speaks,” she wrote on Twit­ter.

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