The globally renowned Bollywood / Hollywood star Priyanka Chopra also known as the Desi girl of Bollywood, who is ruling the hearts of the audiences and fans across the globe has given many path breaking performances in Bollywood in her 20 years long career spanning two decades, but everyone has to agree that certainly it was with the Abbas Mastan directorial venture “Aitraaz” which changed her image and repertoire as an actor in B town and since that film she has never looked back. Today is an important and special moment for PC and her fans as it marks the 16 years of Aitraaz, path breaking film of Priyanka’s career.
It’s been exactly 16 years since the film’s release today, and to celebrate the same, the Desi girl and global diva took to her social media handle to commemorate 16 years of Aitraaz, path breaking film of Priyanka’s career.
The romantic drama thriller film which had an aptly selected ensemble star cast of late Amrish Puri, Akshay Kumar, and Kareena Kapoor in leading roles is now a cult successful timeless film today, which resonates and is relevant even today. Celebrating this big milestone of one of her career best performances as the cunning and manipulative shrewd business woman Sonia Roy, she took to her instagram and shared her experience of working with them in video post where sharing a glimpse of the film, she wrote, “2004, one year into being an actor, I played Sonia Roy in the Abbas – Mustan thriller Aitraaz It was by far the boldest part I had taken on… wicked, predatory, complicated and self – serving for the most part, but also surprisingly vulnerable and emotional, Playing Sonia taught me to play my characters with conviction not judgment. #16YearsOfAitraaz #20in2020 @kareenakapoorkhan @akshaykumar Late #Amrish Puri #Abbas Mustan @muktaartsltd”.
While today she is big name in Hollywood as well, during her recent interview with a leading Indian digital entertainment portal, spilling all the details about facing racism in the west she quipped, “Of course, my struggles were real; everyone’s is. But I choose not to talk about it or be a victim of those situations. I have always learnt one thing from my dad. When you fall down, you pick yourself up and move on. So I keep thinking about the next big thing I could do, next thing I could learn, the next glass ceiling I could break”.
Furthermore, she also added, “There was one time when America took so much from the country and I was like, ‘Get lost, I’m going back to India’, because I felt too small as a teenager. But it was also because I was insecure. So now when I went back this time, I was a lot more secure in my own feet. The country has given me respect, my family, my husband, my home and a different career that I started in my 30s”.
On the work front, the global superstar Priyanka will next be seen in the Netflix Film “White Tiger” alongside stellar bollywood actor Rajkummar Rao. This film is an official book adaptation into a feature film based on author Aravind Adiga’s prize winning novel of the same name and has been directed by Rahmin Bahrani which is the story that revolves around the extraordinary life journey of a self-made man who starts off with being an tea shop owner in a small village and ends up being the successful entrepreneur in a big city.
The global icon also has an international web series under her belt titled Citadel, which will be produced by Avengers: Endgame makers Russo Brothers and also feature Richard Madden in a key role. It will be directed by Raj and DK, who are known for The Family Man, Go Goa Gone and others.