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Priyanka Chopra: pan Indian image stepping outside films

Enkayaar, Bollywood Trade News Network
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Download Don WallpapersTo get featured in the last episode of the Young Business Masters being anchored by Shweta Bachchan Nanda, means that Priyanka Chopra has indeed arrived. The choice may appear unusual on the surface, but when the surface is scratched the choice speaks for itself, manifest from the fact that she is the first heroine who has been signed for a three film contract with UTV films, and it is for the first time that it has happened for a heroine in India, or even in foreign countries as well.

By choosing her, their also is an acknowledgement on the part of the news producers and programme directors, that the present generation of the film industry has to be viewed as a business proposition, and also that they have an astuteness and chutzpah, which otherwise was considered a prerequisite only of the business class.

Having chosen her, the media is also acknowledging the way the film industry in general and the heroines of the industry in particular are evolving, and this is also a pointer to the stake that a heroine is now having an industry, moving up the ladder from being just a glamour doll, to be able to stand up to the hero with same intensity that the hero brings into his portrayal of characters. She has now started bringing her own fans to the box office as well, even though she may be in a run of the mill role.

Priyanka Chopra being a Miss India and having traveled to the pageant at the international level brings about the level of understanding of the project in a refreshing manner, as had been done by her illustrious peers, Sushmita Sen and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. The other common streak between these three also was the fact that they were bringing in the middle class educated sensibilities to the industry, and conducted themselves from this standpoint which added aura to their persona.

What has tilted the scale in favour of Priyanka Chopra is the vivacity that she brings to her portrayal, and the commitment that she exhibits in execution of the role, as she did in case of DON where she learnt the motorcycle stunts to give them a perfect finesse. Precisely for this reason, she is just within the striking distance of scaling the summit. Besides, she is at the foothill of this acme, without having a romantic film in her repertoire though she has acted in 20 odd films so far.

Download Aitraaz WallpapersHowever, the interesting aspect of Priyanka, which may also be called as her chutzpah was in her belief to do a role of villain in AITRAAZ, which set new benchmarks of on screen female liberalism in Hindi films, and as such she was awarded with the best villain role. No heroine who is yet to make her presence felt would dare to do the role that she did in AITRAAZ. The panache has striking similarities with Kajol, who also donned the role of a villain in GUPT, but Kajol did it after she had made her mark as an actor of accomplishment. For a heroine to have traveled so far in her journey to stardom, she indeed would be one of the rarest few who are yet to do a really romantic movie for which Hindi films are famous. It is her ability to mesmerize the crowds that caused stampede even in the Maharastra's Chief Minister's constituency where the crowds went berserk just to have a dekho at her. This kind of hysteria is rarely to be seen for a actress, and it is more reserved for the actors, but happened as it did in the case of Priyanka Chopra speaks volumes about her persona, and the charm that she is able to exude with her demeanor. Could the fact that she is being paired with super stars of the time; she is not able to get a romantic role for herself. It is high time Priyanka is also tried out in a romantic role to see if she can be the complete actress who can excel in any role.

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