Priyanka Chopra is one of the highest paid Bollywood actresses in India. Unlike many actors, she didn’t have any ‘direct access’ to the Hindi Film Industry. She has received many accolades for her work in acting, music, fashion, and philanthropy. Here’s a look at why she is the best bollywood celebrity in the recent times.
Won the Miss World Pageant
After finishing second in Femina Miss India contest of 2000, Priyanka Chopra went on to Miss World Pageant in 2000. She was only the fifth contestant from India to win the crown. After that, there was no looking back for Pee Cee. She got recognition and started receiving film offers.
Breakthrough performance in Aitraaz
It had been 4 years since she was crowned Miss World and after movies like Andaaz and Mujhse Shaadi Karogi, Priyanka had arrived. Though her breakthrough performance was seen in Aitraz (2004) where she played the antagonist. Her style and seduction were the highlight of the film. She won many accolades for her performance in a negative role.
It was 2008 and Priyanka Chopra had done several films by now. But her real ascent started with Madhur Bhandarkar’s, Fashion (2008) where she played the role of a supermodel. She lived the role winning National, Filmfare and numerous other awards for her performance. Chopra had established herself as the sexiest in Bollywood with her performance and looks in Dostana (2008). Another great performance came in Vishal Bhardwaj’s black comedy 7 Khoon Maaf. In 2012 she won the hearts by potraying a physically disabled woman in Anurag Basu’s Barfi.
Her first single, “In My City” sold more than 130,000 copies in the first week itself. She even received the People’ Choice Award for Best Debut later that year. Her second song “Exotic” featuring Pitbull debuted at number 16 on Billboard List in July 2013. Her latest song “I Can’t Make you Love me” peaked at 28 in the Billboard List in April 2014.
International Television and Hollywood
Priyanka Chopra was signed by ABC Studios in 2014 in a talent holding deal. In 2015 she was cast in Quantico. The show focuses on the life of FBI agents who undergo training at Quantico, Virginia.
She was recently cast in the 2017 Hollwyood Action/Comedy film, Baywatch in a major role!
So it is safe to assume that Pee Cee has been by far the most successful Bollywood Actress of her time.