PeeCee: I’m going to play the leading lady and I’m not going to compromise on that
Priyanka is creating sensation is Hollywood after achieving unparalleled success in the Hindi film industry. After giving stellar performances in Bollywood film’s like Bajirao Mastani, Barfi!, 7 Khoon Maaf, Kaminey, Fashion, Don, Aitraaz and many others, Priyanka is garnering meaty roles in Hollywood, as well.
PeeCee started out with the American TV show ‘Quantico’, in which she played the lead character of Alex Parrish for all the three seasons. She also played the antagonist in Baywatch. Priyanka has been very careful about her choice of scripts for the past few years. The actress doesn’t want to compromise on anything and doesn’t want to settle for anything less.
Priyanka was in Delhi a few days ago where she talked about how Asian actors get sidekick types roles in these international films. She said: “I am playing characters which have nothing to do with my ethnicity which I feel will open the door for Indian talent or South Asian talent to become mainstream which will open the door for people to see us as mainstream entertainment in global movies, why do we only have to play the sidekick.”
The actress also said: “I’m going to play the leading lady and I’m not going to compromise on that, simple,”
Priyanka has started shooting for her next Bollywood film ‘The Sky Is Pink’. Priyanka took to Instagram and shared the commencement of the shoot. She wrote: “I’m so excited and happy about today..Some stories just need to be told. In the spirit of Aisha Chaudhary and her incredible parents Aditi and Niren we bring you our tentatively titled super special project The Sky is pink. Going on floors today. God Speed. 🙏🏽❤️🎉”
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I’m so excited and happy about today..Some stories just need to be told. In the spirit of Aisha Chaudhary and her incredible parents Aditi and Niren we bring you our tentatively titled super special project The Sky is pink. Going on floors today. God Speed. 🙏🏽❤️🎉 @rsvpmovies @roykapurfilms @faroutakhtar @shonalibose_ @zairawasim_
Farhan Akhtar and Zaira Wasim will also star in the movie along with PeeCee. It will be directed by Shonali Bose and produced by Ronnie Screwvala and Siddharth Roy Kapur. The film will be shot in Delhi, Mumbai, London and Andaman. This film will be Priyanka’s first film in Bollywood after 2016. Previously, Priyanka and Farhan have worked together in Zoya Akhtar’s ‘Dil Dhadakne Do’.
Much controversy ensued when Priyanka walked out of Ali Abbas Zafar’s ‘Bharat’. The news of her exit was shared by the director on Twitter. Reportedly, Priyanka is engaged to American pop singer Nick Jonas.