You may know Priyanka Chopra from ABC’s hit show ‘Quantico,’ but she’s a movie star, too! The star opens up to HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY about her new role, including how she’s definitely not like Alex Parrish at all!
Priyanka Chopra’s saving the world on Quantico, and she’s taking over movie screens. Priyanka stars as Kashibai in the epic Bajirao Mastani, and she talked to HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY about tackling such a “heart-wrenching” role and the comparisons to Quantico’s Alex.
In Bajirao Mastani, Priyanka plays Kashibai, the heartbroken first wife of Bajirao. He falls in love with Mastani, and their romance is known for being a “forbidden love story.” For the strong-willed Priyanka, a former Miss World, playing a woman who didn’t have a voice was incredibly challenging.
“It’s so weird, it’s like playing a female character with your hands tied behind your back,” Priyanka told HollywoodLife.com. “I’m a proud feminist, I’m a modern day girl who has a voice and an opinion and she didn’t.”
“I’ve been raised to have opinion, my parents encouraged that. At that time, women weren’t allowed to have opinions, so she couldn’t say this was wrong. There’s so much power to that, too, and to find dignity within that. She’s super fragile but extremely strong and resilient,” Priyanka continued.
Priyanka’s been taking over Sunday night TV with Quantico. Her character, Alex Parrish, is one of the fiercest characters on television. Priyanka told HollywoodLife.com just how different Kashibai and Alex are.
“They’re completely the opposite. Alex, by then, would have been out,” Priyanka said. “At that time, Kashibai couldn’t be like that. She was queen. She had responsiblities as queen, and she took that job seriously. For me, it was heart-wrenching and I would take it home with me. I’ve never done a period drama. The characters I play in my Indian films are very strong-willed most of the time, very strong female characters. She’s strong in a completely different way. I’m more like the ass-kicking strong.”
HollywoodLifers, will you go see Bajirao Mastani? Are you a fan of Priyanka? Let us know!