She remembers being called Ms. Brownie in her teenage years in the US. But now the tables have turned, as she has been a regular face in the west.
Priyanka Chopra became the first Indian actor to be signed by Creative Artists Agency, an entertainment and sports agency based in Los Angeles, she became the first Indian model to represent Guess and now she is the first Indian actor to have been cast for a key role in the television series, Quantico on ABC.
Priyanka is very hopeful that her new endeavour will help her to break the stereotype and would open more doors for Indian actors to be taken seriously in the west.
For her being cast in Quantico was a big win. She is hopeful that the show will become a hit and this will not only help her but will also make a dent in Indian actors being taken seriously.
However, Priyanka agreed to be a part of Quantico, where she essays the role of FBI Agent - Alex Parrish, only on one condition that she (Alex Parrish) is an Indian should have nothing to do with the story.
Alex Parrish is half Indian, half Caucasian and has an American accent.In the show, she is paired opposite Jake McLaughlin and is blamed for a terrorist attack in the US. How she saves herself and her nation chronicles the story of the thriller.
She moves back and forth, juggling jobs between US and India, and wants to break the classic Indian stereotype which existed in the Western world, that of Indians being from the land of snake charmers, riding elephants to work, talking in a peculiar accent and wobbling their heads.
She wants to show the young Indians that they can break the mold and find success among a global audience.
Priyanka Chopra not only has Quantico on her plate but has Zoya Akhtar’s Dil Dhadakne Do, which is releasing on June 05, 2015, Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Bajirao Mastani and Prakash Jha’s Gangaajal 2.
Way to go girl.
It's been a long journey for Priyanka Chopra. She remembers being called Ms. Brownie in her teenage years in the US. But now the tables have turned...3.0