Priyanka Chopra, whose international debut TV show Quantico has got a renewal and whose Hollywood debut Baywatch is already under production, says Indian movies have a “global demographic” and that she is used to having fans abroad. She says her fan base has expanded with the reach of foreign TV, and added that an artiste always yearns for “applause”.
Chopra answered some questions by fans through a special video posted on her official Facebook page. She spoke about how she gets along with her co-stars, her camaraderie with them and how she is relieved that the show is being liked by all.
On being asked about how it feels to get the kind of reception and recognition that she gets in India, in the US now, she said: “Indian movies have a very global demographic. So I’ve got used to a lot of people knowing me outside of India as well. But with Quantico going to almost 120 territories - yes, wherever I go people know me from the show. I’m really happy, they enjoy the show and my work. Eventually an artist just wants applause and I’m really happy to be able to be getting that.”
Priyanka plays Alex Parrish, an FBI recruit who becomes a suspect of terrorist bombing of New York’s Grand Central Station. The show’s storytelling prism shifts between the present day with Parrish navigating her way through a class of FBI new agent trainees to the near future as the truth and repercussions of the attack emerge.
Quantico is back post mid-season break in India from March 12. The show is aired on Star World, Star World HD and Star World Premiere.
Priyanka asserted that doing action scenes was not an arduous task for her thanks to the training from Bollywood.
She said: “I have done a lot of action movies in India, like Don, Drona, Don 2, Mary Kom, Jai Gangaajal, because of which I have a lot of prep and experience with action, so that’s not hard. But getting to know a character, someone like Alex, that was hard.”
Watch: Priyanka returns with Quantico Season 2
Quantico also stars actors Jake McLaughlin, Tate Ellington and Graham Rogers, who all play fellow recruits.
The actor says the co-stars have “been like each other’s support system throughout the season. And I love them. They are great”.
On getting a green light for the second season, the actress said: “I’m so excited. I feel so happy because I love the show. I think this is very entertaining, the kind of TV I like to watch. So I’m glad I get to be a part of that.”
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