Unintentionally though, PC beats many Indian actors – Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Anil Kapoor, Irrfan Khan, etc – by bagging a plum role in phoren land as compared to their blink-and-you-missed-it acts. Are these actors, ahem ahem, embarrassed enough now?
Landing a role in the phoren land, rubbing shoulders with the English and the American, is tagged as one of the biggest achievements in our country, ain’t that true? But more often than not, most Indian actors have managed to dig up only a few cameos in Hollywood films or their television drama series.
Cut to 2015, and one woman — previously condemned for her looks and back-to-back flops — turns the tables.
THAT’S WHAT WE CALL A REAL ROLE
Priyanka Chopra has a new leaf grown in her career tree – the actress has ventured into American TV with ABC’s upcoming FBI drama Quantico. With Quantico’s release, Priyanka will be the first Indian actor to star as the LEAD (yes, lead!) on mainstream American primetime TV.
The 32-year-old plays an FBI agent Alex Parrish, who’s blamed for being the mastermind behind ‘the biggest terrorist attack on New York City since 9/11′. Now compare this with Irrfan Khan’s role in ‘In Treatment’ or Aishwarya Rai Bachchan in ‘Pink Panther 2′ or Anil Jhakaas Kapoor’s cameo in ‘MI: Ghost Protocol’. Well….! Ain’t this another landmark of hers, ever since she bagged the versatile songstress tag? We guess, she’s feeling so exotic already with this accomplishment, much to the surprise of her colleagues in the film industry and the delight of her fans.
Priyanka will star alongside Jake McLaughlin, Dougray Scott and Aunjanue Ellis, Tate Ellington, Graham Rogers,
Johanna Braddy and Yasmine Al Massri in the show.
THE LEADING LADY
Even as the trailer places her in the middle of American TV stars, she looks confident and as per the rushes of the first trailer, much with her head on top of her heels. Bold scenes – yeps, she has a few, wherein she’s making out with a co-passenger, emotional scenes and even the action sequences, PC’s nailed it in every frame, doing what they call ‘enough justice’ to her role as the freshly recruited trainee at the FBI training school.
Meanwhile, rave reviews have been pouring in from friends on her social networking pages.
P.S. She’s not at all looking like the wannabe Indian who’s desperate for her few minutes of fame in the US of A.