‘I walk around like a star even in the US’
Once a star, always a star. Add everywhere to that! At least, that’s how actor Priyanka Chopra goes about around the globe. The Bollywood beauty, who has been working on an American TV show for almost a year now, says even though she is fairly new to the western television industry, that does not stop her from feeling like a star.
“When I’m on a set, even if people don’t know me there, I still walk around like a star,” says PeeCee. “I always feel that you may not know me in your part of the world, but that doesn’t mean I’m not who I am. I know my job and I’m good at it. I’ll shock and surprise you. That’s because I’ve been trained in an amazing film industry by some of the most prolific filmmakers. So, everywhere I go, I can learn the language and create a character. I know the craft,” adds the actor.
Priyanka is happy that so far, she hasn’t made any “stereotypical” choices in her career. “In the beginning, I did films such as Aitraaz (2004) and Fashion (2008). At that time, people told me that my career was over, and that I won’t get any female lead parts. But later, I was appreciated because the audience isn’t stupid; they are ready to evolve,” she says.
As a producer, the 33-yearold is looking forward to promoting non-Hindi cinema. “I set up my production house to give opportunities to new talent. Regional cinema is our superpower. It doesn’t get the support it deserves. The potential is high. I wanted to be part of such storytelling and support such cinema,” she says.
PRIYANKA SAYS SHE LIKES TO SHOCK AND SURPRISE PEOPLE WITH HER WORK; ADDS THAT SHE WANTS TO SUPPORT NEW TALENT I did films such as Aitraaz and Fashion, and people told me my career was over. But the audience isn’t stupid, they’re ready to evolve PRIYANKA CHOPRA, ACTOR