Expansion into American film and television (2015–present)

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Priyanka Chopra Expansion into American film and television (2015–present) In 2015, Chopra starred in Zoya Akhtar’s Dil Dhadakne Do, an ensemble comedy-drama alongside Anil Kapoor, Shefali Shah, Ranveer Singh, Anushka Sharma and Farhan Akhtar. The film tells the story of a dysfunctional Punjabi family (the Mehras), who invite their family and friends on a cruise trip to celebrate the parents’ 30th wedding anniversary. She portrayed the role of Ayesha Mehra, a successful entrepreneur and the eldest child. Pratim D. Gupta from The Telegraph wrote of Chopra, “From the propah body…

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Priyanka Chopra Further Success (2012–2014)

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Priyanka Chopra Further Success (2012–2014) Chopra’s first film of 2012 was Karan Malhotra’s action drama Agneepath, in which she starred with Hrithik Roshan, Sanjay Dutt and Rishi Kapoor. Produced by Karan Johar, the film is a remake of his father’s 1990 production of the same name. In one of several accidents to happen during production, Chopra’s lehenga (a traditional skirt) caught fire while filming a sequence for an elaborate Ganpati festival song. She featured as Kaali Gawde, Roshan’s loquacious love interest in the film. Mayank Shekhar noted how much Chopra…

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Priyanka Chopra Experiment with unconventional roles (2009–2011)

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Priyanka Chopra Experiment with unconventional roles (2009–2011) In 2009, Chopra played a feisty Marathi woman named Sweety in Vishal Bhardwaj’s caper thriller Kaminey (co-starring Shahid Kapoor), about twin brothers and the journey in their life linked with the underworld. The film received critical acclaim and became successful at the box-office with the worldwide gross earnings of ₹710 million (US$10 million). Nikhat Kazmi of The Times of India thought that Chopra’s role completely reinvented her, and Rajeev Masand wrote: “Springing a delightful surprise in a smaller part is [Chopra], who sprinkles…

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Priyanka Chopra Setbacks and Resurgence (2007–2008)

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Priyanka Chopra Setbacks and Resurgence (2007–2008) In 2007, Chopra had two leading roles. Her first film was Nikhil Advani’s Salaam-e-Ishq: A Tribute to Love, a romantic comedy in six chapters with an ensemble cast. She was featured opposite Salman Khan in the first chapter as Kamini, an item girl and aspiring actress who tries to land the lead role in a Karan Johar film with a publicity gimmick. Film critic Sukanya Verma praised her flair for comedy, especially her impressions of Meena Kumari, Nargis and Madhubala. Both Salaam-e-Ishq: A Tribute…

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Priyanka Chopra Rise to Prominence (2005–2006)

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Priyanka Chopra Rise to Prominence (2005–2006) In 2005, Chopra appeared in six films. Her first two releases, the action thrillers Blackmail and Karam, were commercially unsuccessful. Shilpa Bharatan-Iyer of Rediff.com considered Blackmail to be a very predictable film and believed that her role as a police commissioner’s wife was very limited from an acting point of view. Her performance in Karam was better received, Subhash K. Jha wrote that Chopra “with her poised interpretation of high drama, flies high creating a character whose vulnerability and beauty are endorsed by both…

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Priyanka Chopra Career beginnings and breakthrough (2002–2004)

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Priyanka Chopra Career beginnings and breakthrough (2002–2004) After winning Miss India World, Chopra was cast as the female lead in Abbas-Mustan’s romantic thriller Humraaz (2002), in which she was to make her film debut. However, this fell through for various reasons: she stated the production conflicted with her schedule, while the producers said they recast because Chopra took on various other commitments. Her screen debut occurred in the 2002 Tamil film Thamizhan as the love interest of the protagonist, played by Vijay. A review published in The Hindu was appreciative…

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Priyanka Chopra Early Life

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Priyanka Chopra Early Life Priyanka Chopra was born on 18 July 1982 in Jamshedpur, Bihar (present-day Jharkhand), to Ashok and Madhu Chopra, both physicians in the Indian Army. Her father was a Punjabi Hindu from Ambala. Her mother Madhu Chopra from Jharkhand, is the eldest daughter of Dr. Manohar Kishan Akhouri, a former Congress veteran, and Madhu Jyotsna Akhouri (née Mary John), a former member of Bihar Legislative Assembly. Her late maternal grandmother, Mrs. Akhouri was a Jacobite Syrian Christian originally named Mary John, belonging to the Kavalappara family of…

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Priyanka Chopra’s Beauty Secrets

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Priyanka Chopra’s Beauty Secrets It’s no surprise that the world loves Priyanka Chopra, aka Piggy Chops so much! She is not just beautiful, but is also multi-talented. After her stint as Miss World, she went ahead to become a successful and popular actress. She is leading a successful career as an actor, singer, performer, and philanthropist. Piggy Chops is also known for being associated with a lot of brands including the skincare brand Garnier. She is a brand ambassador for Pepsi, Nokia, Nestle and Hero Honda amongst others. She also…

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Priyanka Chopra: I thought I looked like Kajol

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Priyanka Chopra: I thought I looked like Kajol Actor Priyanka Chopra, who is pursuing a music career now, and has released her hit single In The City, last year, says that there are certain songs, that have been milestones in her life. “When I was in school, some people told me I looked like Kajol, so every day, before I’d leave for school, I’d steal a few minutes to play her in front of the mirror and dance to Mere Khawabon Mein Jo Aaye,” she shares while listing out her…

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