Priyanka Chopra – The first Indian actress to lead in an American TV Show

May 22, 2015 Priyanka Chopra Quantico TV Series 1503 0 0

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She is one of the most talented divas in Bollywood, former Miss World, a Pop star and a fashion icon. As if all that wasn’t already enough, she’s got one more thing to add to her list of big achievements, and possibly one of her best one yet. Priyanka Chopra is the first Indian actress to win the leading role in an American TV show. What’s more, the show is going to be aired on ‘ABC’ which is one of the most popular channels airing blockbuster shows like Grey’s Anatomy, Modern Family, and Castle etc.

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Whether you’re a PeeCee fan or not, you’ve got to admit that’s some achievement! And the over-achiever that she is, we weren’t exactly surprised to witness Quantico’s very first trailer that went viral and Priyanka’s kickass performance in it.

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When Anjula (PeeCee’s American manager) told me the show was picked up, I was so relieved. Happy. Excited. Proud. A little scared. It’s hard for me to put into words the amount of pressure I’ve put on myself for this project. I’m not talking about the technical aspect of it; I love what I do … acting is in my blood. This was important for me to “win” … for reasons far beyond my own selfish needs.” Says the proud and excited Priyanka Chopra.

The Plot

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The story revolves around an ambitious young girl with a dream of protecting her country.

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Alex Parish, an FBI trainee heads towards FBI Quantico base and meets people from all walks of life, coming together to prove themselves as worthy cadets.

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On the road, Alex makes some good friends and some “very special friends” (you know what I’m talking about) who keep the fun aspect alive in an otherwise suspense show.

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However, Alex’s playtime is over sooner than we would want it to be as her dark past comes to haunt her. A very clever change of events and boom! All of a sudden Alex is now the mastermind behind the most devastating attack in the USA since 9/11.

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That’s when the real action begins! How will Alex prove her innocence? How will she find the real culprit? These gripping questions have set the mystery boat assail and there’s no stopping it any time soon. We’re pretty sure this piece of art will be a treat for the eyes and the mind.

While our PeeCee has always been a great inspiration to look up to, she’s proved herself and set a new benchmark for everyone in the Indian film industry. Here’s what she wrote in her diary while preparing for Quantico’s presentation at ABC.

I wanted to show the young Indians out there that they can break the mold and find success among a global audience. It’s about setting goals, working hard and looking for the right opportunities.”

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You should also know that only six out of 28 pilots were given the green light by ABC. The series written and produced by Josh Safran who has also produced the popular show Gossip Girl is set to air on ABC at a primetime spot in fall.

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