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Open Minds 2016: Soft Power

Priyanka Chopra: World at Her Feet

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Many A-list Bollywood actresses have aspired to conquer Hollywood but no one has come close to what Chopra has achieved

Priyanka Chopra is 33 years old and that is a young age in most fields of life. Bollywood, however, is famously unkind to actresses who have crossed the twenties and most of them either retire or move on to ‘character’ roles. But Chopra is different. When she first reinvented herself as a pop singer targeting the US audience, many voices ridiculed the idea. But it laid the foundation for Quantico, an American thriller series running on the ABC network, in which Chopra plays the central character. Its success became the basis for a role in Baywatch, a movie version of the cult yesteryear TV serial. Many A-list Bollywood actresses have aspired to conquer Hollywood but no one has come close to what Chopra has achieved. This year she presented an Oscar at the Academy Awards. Yet she remains firmly entrenched in Bollywood.

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