2015 was probably the busiest year for Priyanka Chopra. Flying back and forth between India and the US has left the desi girl feeling weary and overworked. PeeCee has been working on her American TV series Quantico, Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Bajirao Mastani and Prakash Jha’s Jai Gangaajal at a stretch, and has not taken any break till now.
In a recent interview, when Priyanka was asked about what the year 2015 taught her, she said, “One thing it has taught me is that there is nothing bigger than the product itself. Like an actor is not bigger than the film. It is Deepika, Ranveer and I who have contributed to making Bajirao Mastani what it is. Not one of us, not two of us, but three of us together. And the 300 faceless, nameless people who worked for 200 days without taking a holiday. We, as actors, at least got breaks to make this film as it is, for the research, clothes, everything. Look at the detailing in this film, doing this film taught me that. We get credit because of our faces on the posters, but there are so many unsung heroes on a film that deserve more credit.
Even for Quantico, we have nine writers who sit and write relentless, because they write it as it goes along. So right now, we are writing episode 15, shooting 13 and we have to do 22 next. It is nuts. I have always been a believer in team work and been a team player, I am not competitive am collaborative, but this year has taught me the importance of being a team player.
Even with Jai Gangaajal, sitting with Prakash sir and talking for 10 hours, we went into shooting. I didn’t have to discuss anything after that, even with Dil Dhadakne Do, the way Zoya gave me the freedom to play Ayesha. Collaborating is fun; that is what I have learnt this year.”