The new year looks promising for Priyanka Chopra, with some big-ticket films on her to-do list. The actor, 30, is most excited and nervous about playing the lead in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s biopic on boxer Mary Kom.
Priyanka Chopra speaks before awarding Lebanese director Ziad Doueiri with The Golden Star award, the festival's grand prize, for his film The Attack. (Photo/AP)
“I’m really excited, but I honestly don’t know if I can pull off any film before I get on to it. There’s always a sense of nervousness. I’m extremely stressed about the Mary Kom biopic because it’s such a huge name to live up to,” she says.
Meanwhile, the actor is also starring in another Big B remake. “Everybody comes to me with Mr Bachchan’s remakes and I end up doing them. I’m excited about Zanjeer as well. It’s turning out to be a really interesting film and I hope people like it as much as Don and Agneeepath. It’s a very different character from what Jaya (Bachchan) ma’am had played in the original.”
As for being touted as a rockstar after her debut music single last year, she says, “I’m just one-song old. I’m not some pop star or rockstar. It’s just one song and I have no delusions about that. I am a debutante and it’s my beginning. I hope that I can give people more songs!”