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Priyanka Chopra picks her ‘3 amazing, complex characters’ in Bollywood: ‘Kashibai was one of the most endearing’


Continuing the celebration of her 20 years in showbiz, Priyanka Chopra has now shared the three most important film roles she played in her career. Priyanka shared a video on Instagram, reflecting back on her movies Bajirao Mastani, 7 Khoon Maaf and Barfi.

In the video, Priyanka included scenes from all three films and wrote a long note about how the films were important in her career. “#20in2020 In my 20 years in the entertainment industry, I’ve had the privilege to play some distinct, memorable characters crafted by the finest directors in the business. Today, I’m talking about 3 such amazing, complex characters I’ve played at different points in time, with depth, conflict and resilience & working with 3 phenomenal directors who I believe are an institution in themselves,” she wrote.

 

Talking about playing Kashibai in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Bajirao Mastani, she wrote, “Bold, loyal & fierce…Kashibai was one of the most endearing characters I’ve played. Thank you Sanjay sir and everyone on the team for bringing Kashi into my life. Her grace under fire is still so inspiring to me.”

About playing Sussana in Vishal Bharadwaj’s 7 Khoon Maaf, she wrote, “A dark comedy with a woman protagonist who is looking for true love and tries to find it 7 times, but in the end, is still lonely. Thank you Vishal Sir for giving me Susanna – complex, immersive, impulsive yet vulnerable.”

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Finally, about playing Jhilmil in Anurag Basu’s Barfi she said, “To play Jhilmil, a girl with Autism was a serious responsibility. But under Anurag sirs tutelage, she turned out to be honest, raw and brought me so much joy.”

Earlier, Priyanka had shared posts on becoming Miss World, her first few movies in Bollywood and also her work as the Unicef ambassador. Priyanka was crowned Miss India runner up in 2000. She later won the Miss World crown and made her debut in the movies a couple of years later.

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Priyanka Chopra is a natural beauty in new picture from Text For You set. See it here


Actor Priyanka Chopra on Wednesday shared a behind-the-scenes picture of herself, from the sets of her upcoming film Text For You. In the picture, Priyanka appeared to be sitting in a makeup chair.

The actor is currently in London for the project, which also stars Sam Heughan and Celine Dion. She’s joined in the city by her husband, Nick Jonas, and mother, Dr Madhu Chopra.

Priyanka shared the BTS picture with the caption, “Must watch.” The mirror selfie showed Priyanka posing without makeup, wearing a white T-shirt. Text For You is inspired by the 2016 German-language box office hit SMS Fur Dic, and will be directed by Jim Strouse. In October, Priyanka took to social media to announce the film, and wrote, “So excited to kick start this amazing movie with such incredible people! Jim Strouse, Sam Heughan, Celine Dion. It’s my honour. Let’s gooooo!”

Earlier this week, Priyanka had shared a picture from London, in which she posed with Nick and their dog, Diana, next to a decorated Christmas tree. She captioned the post, “These two… @madhumalati Ps. Thank you @moncler for Dianas fabulous coat!”

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Priyanka recently signed a multimillion dollar deal with Amazon, which allows her to produce a variety of content, in different languages. She already has three projects in development at Amazon — Sangeet, a reality series based on the pre-wedding ceremony; Citadel, a thriller produced by the Russo brothers and co-starring Richard Madden; and Sheela, a biopic of the controversial aide to Osho, Maa Anand Sheela.

For Netflix, the actor will soon appear in an adaptation of Aravind Adiga’s The White Tiger, directed by Ramin Bahrani and co-starring Rajkummar Rao, and director Robert Rodriguez’s superhero film, We Can Be Heroes.

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Priyanka Chopra shares pic in a face shield, protective goggles and a mask, kickstarts her work weekend in London


Actor Priyanka Chopra has shared a new picture from London. She took to Instagram Stories to share a picture with her fans to show how she began work in London.

Priyanka shared a selfie from her car on Saturday morning. She was seen wearing all the protective gear possible. She had a face shield on, a pair of clear goggles and a blingy mask. London is currently under a second lockdown after a spike was registered in coronavirus cases recently.

“Early morning work weekend. Let’s gooooo!,” she wrote with her picture. On Friday, Priyanka had shared another picture of a trippy staircase in London. “Home @chasefoster,” she wrote. Priyanka and her singer husband Nick Jonas had also celebrated Diwali in London. She shared a picture of herself in a saree and of Nick in casuals, holding two lit lamps in their hands. “Happy diwali to everyone celebrating. From our family to yours,” she captioned her post.

Priyanka will soon be seen in We Can Be Heroes and is looking forward to audiences reaction to the film. Billed as an action-adventure, We Can Be Heroes features her as the nemesis to a group of children who team up to save the planet and their superhero parents who are kidnapped by aliens.

The film is written, directed and produced by Robert Rodriguez, who helmed the blockbuster hit Alita: Battle Angel. Priyanka on Thursday shared the teaser of the movie on Twitter and reminisced her time on the sets. “I had the best time shooting this movie, especially with Robert Rodriguez and these amazing super kids!! Loved playing their nemesis…. who do you think is going to win, them or me?! Streaming on Netflix New Years Day,” she tweeted.

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Apart from Chopra, the film features actors Pedro Pascal, Christian Slater, Boyd Holbrook, Sung Kang and veteran actor Christopher McDonald. Child stars Akira Akbar, Nathan Blair, Andrew Diaz, Andy Walken and Hala Finley are also part of the cast.

Priyanka also has The White Tiger up for release on Netflix. She also recently shot for Matrix 4 in Berlin.

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Kangana Ranaut recalls being starstruck by Priyanka Chopra, says she used to watch her films in school


Actor Kangana Ranaut has nothing but praise for her Fashion co-star Priyanka Chopra. On the film’s 12th anniversary, Kangana said called Priyanka ‘fabulous’ and ‘wonderful’ to work with.

Directed by Madhur Bhandarkar, Fashion told the story of an aspiring model, as she navigated the cutthroat world of glamour. The film also featured Mughda Godse and a number of real-life models playing themselves. Both Kangana and Priyanka won Filmfare Awards for their performances in the film.

In an interview to ETimes, Kangana said, “Priyanka is fabulous. She is somebody who back then also when I was 19 and she was such a big star. I was so starry-eyed because when I was in school, that time I have been watching her films and here I was in my initial years.”

Kangana continued, “She was so cool. She didn’t treat me like a kid or a junior. I felt like she is a friend, who shared food with me and asked me questions like ‘how do I look?, is this OK?, how this dress is looking?’ So I didn’t feel like she is my senior and she is such a big star. It was a nice feeling that she has that ability, it’s wonderful.”

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Priyanka made her Hindi film debut with The Hero: Love Story of a Spy, three years before Kangana made her’s, with Gangster. Priyanka has now largely moved to Hollywood, where she has multiple projects in the pipeline.

Kangana, meanwhile, has been involved in numerous controversies in the last few months, having pointed fingers at several high-profile Bollywood personalities. She has made comments against the likes of Karan Johar, Deepika Padukone, Alia Bhatt, Ranbir Kapoor, Aamir Khan and others.

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