I was sceptical to sign Quantico : Priyanka Chopra
American TV series Quantico is a big break for Priyanka Chopra in an international <g data-gr-id="74">scene</g> but the actor had second thoughts about signing the show as she felt it would require a long commitment.
The 33-year-old actor, who bagged the show during the shooting of <g data-gr-id="69">Gunday</g>, had her kitty full with back-to-back releases like Mary Kom, Dil Dhadakne Do and two upcoming projects Bajirao Mastani and Jai Gangaajal.
“I was a little sceptical initially because it’s a long commitment. I had to balance television and Hindi films.
“The script was incredible and I just couldn’t say no to it,” Priyanka told interview. “I was shooting <g data-gr-id="68">Gunday</g> when Kelly Lee, who is into casting, came to meet me. Then I had to go to LA and read the 25 pilots that they had picked for me and tell them the ones I liked. I am happy that I got my first pick, which was Quantico,” the actor said.
The show revolves around a group of young Federal Bureau of Investigation recruits, who are training at the FBI Training Academy in Quantico, Virginia.
Priyanka plays the lead character of Alex Parrish, who becomes the FBI’s prime suspect. The former Miss World feels the viewers will like the mystery aspect of the series. “The audience would discover with me the various twists and turns,” she said.
Priyanka said her team and the people in the US have been warm to her.
“They are all amazing people. I am having a great time shooting for the show. They are treating me well,” she said.
The Fashion star cannot wait the audience to watch Quantico, which goes on air today in the US.
It will premiere in India on October 3 on Star World and Star World Premiere HD. “I am excited as well as nervous. I am waiting to see the reaction of people. I am hoping people will like it. I have worked hard for this show.
“I just hope the audience loves it as much as I do,” Priyanka said. The actor credits Bollywood stars like Anil Kapoor and Irrfan Khan for paving <g data-gr-id="75">way</g> for other Indian actors to get work in Hollywood.
“It is a great shift for Indian actors today. Anil Kapoor and Irrfan Khan have paved the way for us to be there by doing amazing work.
“I am happy we are getting the opportunity to show our talent to the world,” she said. The National award-winning actor feels happy to have come a long way in her career.
“The world has become this big global family... The horizons are expanding. For me, a girl, who comes from (a small town like) Bareli, I see it as an incredible time for me after reaching here. I feel if I can do it, why can’t others,” Priyanka said.
Often Indian actors are not recognised for the cameos they do in Hollywood films or international TV shows but the actress is not bothered about this and prefers quality over quantity.
“I have learnt this from Amitabh Bachchan that the length of the role shouldn’t matter, the quality should. One should impress people with their presence. I feel all kind of work should be respected. I feel fortunate to have got this opportunity,” Priyanka said.
Chopra will also be seen on popular American late-night talk show Jimmy Kimmel Live!<g data-gr-id="76">,</g> created and hosted by Jimmy Kimmel.
The Mary Kom <g data-gr-id="70">star,</g> will also make an appearance on TV program Extra. She took to Twitter to share the news with her fans. “Have a 6 am morning so will leave u all now. Loved spending the day with you all!! @extratv and @jimmykimmel Tom! #Quantico #QuanticoTakeover,” Priyanka tweeted.
She appeared on Good Morning America and Kelly & Michael on September 25.