MUMBAI: After establishing herself in Bollywood, Priyanka Chopra has been successful in becoming a global star. However, it was not a piece of cake for PeeCee as she had to struggle a lot before having the stardom that she has now. Recently in an interview, Priyanka revealed her dream that involves Bollywood as well as Hollywood.
The Quantico star's one of the biggest dreams is to see Bollywood becoming global. Giving her opinion about the India's cinematic industry that has been reduced to a mere genre on several streaming platforms, Priyanka said,
"I dug my feet in, persevered and did what I needed to do. I am so glad, and hope through me… it’s my life’s dream that Indian cinema becomes global. We are one of the biggest movie industries in the world, and we have been reduced to a genre? If you look on streaming services, you will see ‘horror’ ‘comedy’ ‘drama’ ‘Bollywood’. Bollywood is not a genre, it’s an entire industry! It’s my life’s dream to see Indian cinema and artists take over the West."
The actress also shared her story when she was new in Hollywood that how she had to introduce herself and how it was tough for her as she did not have any precedence. The Sky Is Pink actress said,
"When I went to America, there wasn’t a precedence. I didn’t have a road map to follow because there was no one who had done it before. I had to figure it out, walk into rooms, introduce myself, say ‘I am an Indian actor, my name is Priyanka Chopra, these are the kind of films I want to do’. I demanded playing leading ladies, instead of having parts which were the stereotype of what a Bollywood actor would usually get. Those also came to me, but I was very clear about what I wanted to do.
However, Chopra is happy with the fact that people's perception of Bollywood has changed now. She also said that she wants Bollywood to go beyond what it is today and hopes to see the Indian actors in mainstream global entertainers.
On the work front, PeeCee was last seen in 'The Sky Is Pink' that was her comeback movie in Bollywood after a gap of three years. The movie received mixed reviews and failed to create the magic on the silver screen.