Wednesday, August 8, 2018

I hope I have opened doors for Indian and Asian actors to play characters in mainstream cinema in US -Priyanka Chopra

New Delhi August 6, 2018  Global cine star Priyanka Chopra , who bid goodbye to her role as Alex Parrish in “Quantico”, which gave an unprecedented push to her career in Hollywood, hopes she has been able to kick open the door for Indin and Asian female film stars and women and especially those of colour to get to play lead characters in American  mainstream  showbiz.
“As the season ends, I am saying goodbye to Alex Parrish. As you’ll see, her story will come full circle and that is the best feeling as an actor. Bringing Alex to life has challenged me physically and emotionally, but even more significant it has (I hope) cracked the door open for female talent and women of color from Asia to play leading ladies in US and other countries ,” said Ms  Priyanka Chopra  , an actress, singer, film producer, philanthropist, and the winner of the Miss World 2000 pageant while speaking at an interactive session titled “Challenging the Status Quo & Forging New Paths” organised Jointly  by   FICCI Ladies Organisation (FLO) and yes bank here today.”, she was touted as the first South Asian to headline an American network drama series. She even won a People’s Choice Award.
" I have  since found a good foothold in the industry as she bagged a role in “Baywatch”, “A Kid Like Jake”, “Isn’t It Romantic” and am  also committed to star opposite Chris Pratt in the action film “Cowboy Ninja Viking”. She said 
" I have a desire to act in theatre  in Broadway and make several movies in different languages on empowerment of women. I like reading books but not shopping . I love New york but become MArathi in Mumbai" the cine actress said. 
“As a part of its activities, FLO brings together women achievers for interactive sessions on breaking through challenges, beating the odds, walking the pathways of courage and playing the role of inspirational role model for women around the globe.  “ said Ms Pinky Reddy ,President,  FICCI Ladies Organisation (FLO) speaking on the occasion
 “FLO is the most apt platform to connect, learn and grow. We recognise the success stories of women who breaks all stereotypes and provide a platform for the members to be inspired by them. An immensely passionate and fearless woman, with grit and determination and an icon of inspiration for each one of us–Priyanka Chopra is a real life hero and a winner in the journey of life. FLO salutes her indomitable spirit and unsurpassable courage.” Said Ms Pinky Reddy
 
Eminent Mr Vir Sanghvi moderated the session.
 









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