Priyanka Chopra- a name in the industry that commands respect, for not only her acting skill, but also the way she’s climbed up the ladder to success in a short span. This 30-year old actress is counted among the top contemporary actresses of mainstream Indian cinema, even as she has repeatedly been part of feature films that have been off-beat. Here’s going through Priyanka’s journey in Bollywood.
Priyanka started off with the role of Dr Shaheen in the Sunny Deol-starrer Hero- Love story of a spy. The short role wasn’t appreciated, beither did the film do too well at the box office, but the pretty lady already had offers coming her way. She played one of the two leading ladies opposite Akshay Kumar in Andaaz- and the movie as well as her role was quite a hit at the BO.
What got her in the spotlight was her character as a seductive vamp in Aitraaz. Priyanka played the boss’s wife o Akshay, who she practically sexually assaulted. The role was unconventional for a young actress to play, and she played it well, winning the Filmfare for Best Actress in a Negative Role. The journey to success had just started for this lady. Following soon were a series of successful films like Don, Bluffmaster and a higher number of not-so-good ones, wherein she played varied roles. Even if the films didn’t do too well, PC stood out because of her performances.
What literally turned her career around, was Fashion, directed by Madhur Bhandarkar. This 2008 release made Priyanka an actress of calibre with her portrayal of a model’s life from small-town girl to Show-stopper. Fashion also won Priyanka her first National award. The same year brought along Dostana, a BO hit, and Priyanka’s line-up of successful films was re-launched.
Films that followed like Kaminey and Agneepath saw her play roles of Sweety and Kaali- both hugely applauded even in the male-centric films, and of course, came along 7 Khoon Maaf- in which she rocked the screen.
Her list of accolades include 4 Filmfare awards and one National award!
It’s not just on screen, but Priyanka’s one of the most popular brand ambassadors that you see on screen. Associated with Lux, Ponds, Sunsilk, Hero Honda, Nokia, Tag Heuer, J. Hampsted, Virgin Comic, Asmi Jewelry, Levis,Bru, Nikon, Garnier, Dabur and Digital Direct Boradcast, she has also been brand ambassador for Pepsi.
Along with being a successful Bollywood actress, Priyanka is now ready to launch her own singing album! A trained Western classical singer, she’s been in touch with her music, and the world will soon see her debut international single for itself!
The lady has had, like most of her contemporaries, her fair share o controversies too. From link ups with Akshay Kumar and Shahid Kapoor, to even the very-married Shah Rukh Khan, Priyanka’s had to face the music for a lot of blurred friendships. Add to that the constant allegations of her cosmetic modifications to her face and figure, and it’s a wonder that the morale of this actress is so high.
Well, that’s Priyanka Chopra, for you- hot, popular and still such a mystery!