Bollywood celebrities have always seen Hollywood as the stepping stone for ultimate success. Time and again we have seen actors and actresses try their hand at making a mark in the American film industry, often to not very flattering results (remember Anil Kapoor’s cringeworthy performance in Mission Impossible-Ghost Protocol?). But very few have owned it in the West as out very own Desi Girl, Priyanka Chopra, and her penchant for commitment and hard work has not gone unnoticed by the who’s who of Hollywood. An so it happens that Priyanka has now been honoured as one of Hollywood’s “New Royals” by W Magazine. The magazine describes “royalty” not as something that one is born into, but rather as a thing to be achieved through creativity, greatness, and originality.
Seen in this light, it is all but clear why Priyanka was chosen to be honoured with the title that has been bestowed on the likes of Halle Berry, Jodie Foster, and Chiwetel Ejiofor among others. In an era when Bolly stars will do anything to bag the tiniest, most insignificant role just to be part of a Hollywood project, PC is the star at the centre of a major American crime thriller show. However, Priyanka Chopra is not one to stop at that. The 34 year old stunner has gone on to play the main antagonist in the Dwayne Johnson starrer Baywatch, and is presently busy with shooting the next season of Quantico. But all this she has achieved with a kind of quiet dignity that has floored fans worldwide.
In a related video by the magazine, Priyanka is seen talking about many issues that make her appear more of a flesh-and-blood being rather than a big celebrity- she addressed her days of being bullied on foreign shores, the time when she won the Miss World title, her admiration of strong, independent women, and finally, her dreams of being associated with NASA.
We wish Priyanka the very best for her upcoming projects, both on American shores as well as in India. Quantico, Season 2 will begin airing on September 25, 2016, while Baywatch will release in the second half of 2017.