Bollywood just can’t get enough of its desi girl Priyanka Chopra after Quantico was telecast in India on Saturday evening. Fraternity veterans like Shabana Azmi, Prakash Jha and Shekhar Kapur took to social media to congratulate the “international star”.
The actor, meanwhile, will be returning to India next week to shoot for her upcoming Bollywood film Bajirao Mastani. Directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Bajirao Mastani is a period drama which also stars Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh.
Priyanka took to Twitter on Friday to share her shooting details with her fans and well-wishers. “Ep2 #Quantico starts Tom! Phew.. Breakneck speed! Back to #BajiraoMastani next week..Gotta finish episode..learn lines...sleep...Gn world. Zzzz,” Priyanka tweeted.
The former beauty queen has made her debut in the fiction space with ABC’s Quantico as Alex Parrish, a rookie FBI recruit with a mysterious past. The first episode laid a mysterious pitch with a terrorist attack in New York and the FBI agents under scanner and Priyanka’s character is also a suspect.
Her Bajirao Mastani co-star Ranveer Singh urged fans to see the show while mimicking some dialogues from it in a video. Priyanka thanked him and also termed him a good mimic.
Here’s what the stars tweeted after catching the pilot episode of the ABC show, on Star World:
Shabana Azmi: @priyankachopra you do us proud Priyanka. Congratulations for Quantico and a big tight hug!
Kunal Kohli: @priyankachopra saw #quantico #brilliant #YouRock #Love You truly an International star #MadeUsProud
Punit Malhotra: Little late but just watched #Quantico. Reinstates my belief. No one like my fav ‘desi’ girl @priyankachopra Super as always. Congrats ma’am
Prakash Jha: Well Done @priyankachopra! Found #CatchQuantico engrossing! Can’t wait for the next episode! So proud of you Abha Mathur.. Shine On!
Neha Dhupia: Really enjoyed #quantico @priyankachopra...Can’t wait to see what the super #agentparissh does in the next episode!
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Kabir Bedi: CONGRATULATIONS! @priyankachopra on a great performance in #Quantico. #US reviewers loved you too! Great achievement. @QuanticoTV
Daler Mehndi: #Congrats for ur #International TV Series #Quantico @priyankachopra!! All the best for future. #RabRakha #CatchQuantico
Shekhar Kapur: Congratulations @priyankachopra on #Quantico .. she is quite the buzz here in Hollywood. You did it, Priyanka! #CatchQuantico
Sushant Singh Rajput
What a wonderful example of extraordinary talent & ability to dream Big &having the conviction to realise it.@priyankachopra u do us proud:)
The show also features actors Jake McLaughlin, Tate Ellington and Graham Rogers, who all play fellow recruits, and narrate their adventures and experiences as they train at Quantico base in Virginia, and secrets of their past start to emerge.