Bollywood star Priyanka Chopra takes lead role on U.S. TV series Quantico

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      Bollywood star Priyanka Chopra has become the first Indian woman to be cast in the lead role on an American TV series.

      The former Miss World 2000 rose to fame in India, becoming one of Bollywood's highest paid stars. But she's now set to rise to fame in the U.S.

      In Bollywood, she's best known for roles in films such as the sci-fi blockbuster Krrish, the modelling industry drama Fashion, the action-thriller Don, the gay-themed rom-com Dostana, and the rom-com Barfi!, in which she portrayed an autistic woman.

      Over the past few years, Chopra had been making her crossover to Hollywood, by doing voicework for the Disney animated film Planes as well as releasing a music video featuring Pitbull called "Exotic".

      Now, she's the lead star of the drama series Quantico, which has been picked up by ABC for its fall season.  

      Chopra plays the role of Alex Parish, a part-Indian, part-Caucasian FBI recruit undergoing training at a base in Virginia. However, things change when she becomes suspected of masterminding a devastating attack on New York City.

      Her costars include Jake McLaughlin, Aunjanue Ellis, Tate Ellington, Johanna Braddy, Dougray Scott, Graham Rogers, and Yasmine Al Massri.

      As if that's not enough, Chopra also stars in two Bollywood releases this year: Dil Dhadakne Do and Bajirao Mastani.

      Chopra was one of numerous Bollywood stars who came to Vancouver for the 2013 Times of India Film Awards, held at B.C. Place.

      Priyanka Chopra walked the red carpet at B.C. Place when she appeared at the 2013 Times of India Film Awards.
      Andrew Chin



      mindy mania

      May 14, 2015 at 9:41pm

      "Bollywood star Priyanka Chopra has become the first Indian woman t"

      i call bullshit: mindy project was first.

      Craig Takeuchi

      May 14, 2015 at 11:10pm

      Mindy Kaling is an American (of South Asian descent) and was born in America. Priyanka Chopra was born in and is from India.

      mindy mania

      May 15, 2015 at 10:40am

      Sure, but given that she spends a good chunk of the show talking about being Indian, it's a bit of a semantic difference.

      Visibly she's Indian and it's frequently referenced in the show's content.

      Craig Takeuchi

      May 15, 2015 at 10:50am

      I'm not talking about semantics.
      Lead roles for foreign stars in U.S productions is rare in itself.
      What I'm trying to point out is that it's first time a star from India (maybe even male) has been given a lead role in a U.S. TV series (as opposed to an American) as the crossover from Bollywood to Hollywood has not occurred very much.


      Jun 14, 2015 at 5:34pm

      she looks like she has pancaked on the (light) makeup and wears fake contacts. ugh.