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Priyanka Chopra Hopes She Opened Doors for Women of Colour to Play Lead Roles

When Priyanka landed the role for "Quantico", she was touted as the first South Asian to headline an American network drama series. She even won a People's Choice Award

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As Priyanka Chopra bid goodbye to her role as Alex Parrish in “Quantico”, which gave an unprecedented push to her career in Hollywood, hopes she has been able to kick open the door for women and especially those of colour to get to play lead characters in American showbiz.

“As the season ends, I am saying goodbye to Alex Parrish. As you’ll see, her story will come full circle…and that is the best feeling as an actor. Bringing Alex to life has challenged me physically and emotionally, but even more significant it has (I hope) cracked the door open for female talent and women of color to play leading ladies,” Priyanka wrote in an emotional tweet on Saturday.

“Thank you for opening your homes and hearts to me every week! Thank you to the cast and crew of ‘Quantico’ for being such an amazing team to work with, for all the memories that I will cherish… Memories of laughter, of learning new things, of making friends for life. It was a pleasure working with each and every one of you, and I look forward to crossing paths again,” she added.

Priyanka Chopra at the people's choice awards. Wikimedia commons
Priyanka Chopra at the people’s choice awards. Wikimedia commons

When Priyanka landed the role for “Quantico”, she was touted as the first South Asian to headline an American network drama series. She even won a People’s Choice Award.

The ABC show started in 2015 and has had three seasons. Priyanka’s Alex is an FBI agent who becomes a prime suspect of a bombing case.

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She has since found a good foothold in the industry as she bagged a role in “Baywatch”, “A Kid Like Jake”, “Isn’t It Romantic” and she is also committed to star opposite Chris Pratt in the action film “Cowboy Ninja Viking”. (IANS)

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Actress Nushrat Bharucha Thinks Comedy Films Are Not Easy To Do

There are a lot of genres that she really wants to do

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Comedy is quite difficult to do: Nushrat.

Actress Nushrat Bharucha of “Pyaar Ka Punchnama” fame has some more comedy films coming up but says they’re not easy to do.

“Comedy actually is quite difficult to do. The timing, the tone, the delivery and the precise expressions are all very crucial, especially for actresses because we are not given the author-backed punches,” Nushrat  Bharucha told IANS.

“But I’m very comfortable with the comedy films that I have done because they have a certain premise and subtext. I have been playing catalyst sort of roles in the comedy films that I’ve been doing. I love what I do, I love what is being given to me, I am comfortable with it and I love the way it has been received,” added the “Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety” actress.

Looking back at her Bollywood career, which started over a decade ago, she said: “If you come to think of it, it’s been a comical journey for me.”

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Nushrat Bharucha.

“But both ‘Turram Khan’ and ‘Dream Girl’ are very different from the rom-com (romantic-comedy) films I’ve done in the past. Their treatments are different and even within the comedy genre, these films explore different sub-generes. ‘Turram Khan’ is a social comedy and ‘Dream Girl’ is a unique yet a hardcore commercial entertainer.”

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There are a lot of genres that she really wants to do.

“I feel it’ll take time for everything to fall into place – whether it’s scripts, roles, characters or writing. So, I guess with time, I will do other genres,” she said. (IANS)