Desi girl of Bollywood, Priyanka Chopra has gained global recognition. Her smart move to work in western films and series helped the actress boost her career. Meanwhile, everyone is aware that she made her acting debut in Thamizhan opposite Thalapathy Vijay, but not many know that she was roped in to act in the biopic of a prominent politician even before she earned the Miss World title in 2001. Scroll down below to read the whole scoop.
After winning the beauty pageant, PeeCee was roped in for Abbas-Mustan’s 2002 film Humraaz, but, due to her various commitments and scheduling conflicts, the actress was replaced by Ameesha Patel. However, she entered Bollywood the following year in Sunny Deol and Preity Zinta starrer The Hero: Love Story of a Spy.
Meanwhile, we recently came across an interesting throwback story about Priyanka Chopra when she signed her first film even before becoming Miss World. Interestingly, PeeCee was signed for Atlee Brar’s bilingual film, Good Night Princess, which was based on the life of Priyanka Gandhi.
As reported by Bollywood Life, Good Night Princess also featured Pooja Batra and Rahul Dev, while Priyanka Chopra had already started working on the film. She was occupied with the project even after she won the prestigious title. Unfortunately, the producers ran out of funds and eventually the film was shelved.
Meanwhile, back when the debate about nepotism was a hot topic, the Dostana actress revealed she was once removed from a film, early in her career. While attending the Penguin Annual Lecture 2017 in New Delhi, PeeCee shared details about the same, she told, “I have had situations when I have been thrown out of films because someone else was recommended… A girlfriend was recommended after I was signed for a movie. So, that’s an abuse of power… Girlfriend of the hero or girlfriend of the director.”
Priyanka Chopra added, “I couldn’t do anything about it. I was removed last minute from many such situations because I never catered to the whims and fancies of powerful men. I only cater to my colleagues and friends who give me respect. I was treated in a different way because I commanded that, and it was because I had the strength and support of my family.”
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