It wouldn’t be wrong to say that since last year, there has not been a single day when our desi-kudi-turned-international star didn’t make it to the headlines and, well, not just in India but across the globe.
From landing a lead role in American television thriller — Quantico, to gearing up to play a villain in Baywatch alongside Dwayne Johnson, from making it to the 8th spot on the Forbes list of highest paid actress to exuding oomph at acclaimed popular awards like Oscars and Emmy, from being honored with a Padma Shri to being the only Indian to be awarded the ‘Breakthrough Style Star’ award by the InStyle Awards, from featuring on international covers to sharing the stage with Hugh Jackman, Neil Patrick Harris and Salma Hayek to host the Global Citizen Festival in New York…
Phew, the list can go on and on.
Priyanka Chopra is out there conquering the world and one can’t refute that fact. What’s more, she is the only Indian actress to have achieved so much critical acclaim internationally.
But crediting it all only to her acting prowess won’t be fair, the feisty gal has the right approach and it is her #playbold attitude that is taking her places, literally.
Like when the seasoned actress who has worked in over 50 films was asked to audition for the lead role of Alex Parrish for ABC’s Quantico, she initially felt the jitters but then the Barfi actress played bold, put her best foot forward and got the part.
“When I picked Quantico as a script, I had to meet them and they had to meet me and I had to do a reading. I had never been in a stare-out room with seven people sitting there and had to perform. It was such a weird thing for an actor to do. I mean, I can make a complete idiot out of myself in front of 80,000 people on stage, but that is a moment which is like, my hands are getting sweaty thinking about it,” said the actress on the chat show – Good Morning America.
She added, “So I talked to myself, completely cliché, in the bathroom before and said, ‘You’ve done 50 movies. What’s wrong with you?’ And I went in there, did my thing and I got the job.”
PeeCee, who has now even ventured into film production with her production company —Purple Pebble Pictures, has always been fearless. “I'm someone who takes the bull by the horn — my career and life are examples of that,” she said once in an interview.
With a strong backing from her father, Priyanka Chopra was destined to conquer the world. The Mary Kom actress revealed in an interview, “My father always let me do what I wanted to and didn't expect me to conform to stereotypes. My grandmother used to tell me that I would never get married because I didn't know how to make parathas. Luckily, my dad would tell her 'She doesn't need to know how to cook; she's going to change the world. So, I will send a cook along with her.' I hope that people start treating their daughters as symbols of honour. We should give women the opportunity to stand on their feet and change the world.”
Well, we hope you’ll listening! And yeah, more power to you gal. Keep making us proud.
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