The Quantico star appeared on the June cover of Glamour, where she discussed her unwillingness to take on cliched roles written for Indian women. “I did not want to be the stereotype of either Bollywood or what Indian actors are [usually offered].”
On her 35th birthday, let us take a look at these 5 most powerful roles played by Priyanka Chopra:
Priyanka Chopra Plays An Antagonist In Aitraaz
1. In 2004, she starred opposite Akshay Kumar and Kareena Kapoor in Abbas-Mustan’s thriller Aitraaz. Her first role as an antagonist is remembered till date.
Priyanka Chopra And Shahid Kapoor In Kaminey
2. In 2009, Priyanka Chopra played a Marathi woman in Vishal Bhardwaj’s Kaminey co-starring Shahid Kapoor. Even though her role was small (only in 8 scenes) she earned immense appreciation and awards/nominations for the same.
Priyanka Chopra In 7 Khoon Maaf
3. Priyanka Chopra essayed 7 complex characters in Vishal Bhardwaj’s 7 Khoon Maaf and it wouldn’t be incorrect to say that it was probably the most experimental film of her career.
Priyanka Chopra Essayed The Role Of A Boxer In Mary Kom
4. Then came Mary Kom, a biographical sports drama film starring the actress in the lead. The actress underwent a rigorous amount of training to achieve the strength and body of a boxer. It won the National Film Award for Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment at the 62nd National Film Awards.
Priyanka Chopra Essayed The Role Of Jhilmil Chatterjee In Barfi
5. In 2012, Priyanka played Jhilmil Chatterjee in Anurag Basu’s Barfi! PeeCee visited several mental institutions and spent time with autistic people to prepare for this role. As for her performance, we cannot think of anyone else who could have played the part better.
Priyanka Chopra In Fashion
6. Priyanka's portrayal of Meghna Mathur, a small-town girl who dreams of making it big as a model, in Madhur Bhandarkar's Fashion was as convincing as it could get. She was a rebel and possessed a certain vulnerability at the same time.
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