Priyanka Chopra is one of the most successful stars in the industry. The stunning actress made her Bollywood debut in The Hero: Love Story of a Spy. She later played the leading lady in Aitraaz, also starring Akshay Kumar and Kareena Kapoor Khan. In the latest edition of Vanity Fair's ongoing video series in which actors dissect their careers, PeeCee spoke about the most pivotal moments in her professional life. Talking about her film Aitraaz, she said that not everybody was on board with her decision to play a negative role so early in her career.
"At that time, big heroines who'd be in the mainstream commercial movies, had to be a lot more coy, pure, good girls. Versus my character in Aitraaz, who was a bad b**ch. At that time, it was a lot," said PeeCee.
She continued, "Because my character was a sexual predator, and I was 21 or 22, and people were like, 'If you play such a sexually charged character, I don't know if your audience will be able to see you as the dream girl.'" The actress added that she was shocked with the kind of positive reception that she got after the movie, and was particularly surprised when all the attention was on her after the premiere, despite the film featuring bigger stars than her. ALSO READ:Priyanka Chopra Jonas BEATS Deepika Padukone And Katrina Kaif To Become Most Followed Celebrity On Instagram; Check Out The Full List
Talking about her film 'Mary Kom', PeeCee admitted that she looks nothing like her. "In hindsight," Priyanka said. "The part should have probably gone to someone from the Northeast. But I was just greedy as an actor to get a chance to tell her story, because as a woman, she inspired me so much."
The actress was last seen in The Matrix: Resurrections. Up next, she will be seen in Citadel, Text For You and Jee Le Zaraa.