After the success of Quantico, Priyanka Chopra has plans to go where no Bollywood star has gone before -- to become a de facto international star. The actor is managing her career both in India and America with aplomb and already making plans for the future.
Abroad she is busy with her American show Quantico while back home here in India she has a film Bajirao Mastani up for release. “If I have to dominate globally then I have to pay the price for it... I have to manage things. It was my choice to do things that I am doing and be responsible towards it,” Priyanka said.
Talking about her hit ABC drama, she said, “Quantico is the biggest show in the US. I am an Indian star first then an international personality.”
However, the journey has taken a toll on her. “I am proud of all the work I am doing. It is exciting work that is coming out. I am physically tired. My mother says when you are young you should work very hard,” she added.
She is looking forward to the release of Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Bajirao Mastani. “I did the film for Sanjay sir and I have just followed him. I was the first person to be cast in this film. I was shooting for Mary Kom and Sanjay sir told me about Bajirao Mastani and he was clear he wanted me in it,” she said.
In this epic romance, Ranveer Singh plays Peshwa Bajirao and Deepika Padukone is Mastani while Priyanka essays the role of Kashibai, his first wife. “I loved this character of Kashibai... It is a heartbreaking part. It was a challenge to do a film on a person on whom little information is available. People talk about this great love story (of Bajirao and Mastani) but what about the love of Kashibai?” she said.
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