Los Angeles: Indian actress Priyanka Chopra is out to put India on the global map again. She is on board to play the villain in the upcoming "Baywatch" movie, based on the hugely popular 1990s TV series, Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson announced via an online video.
"She's one of the biggest stars in the world... the beautiful Priyanka Chopra, welcome to 'Baywatch'," Johnson said in a video posted on Instagram.
He is seen in the frame with the former beauty queen against seaside and excitement seems to be at its peak.
Priyanka, who has found international popularity after playing the lead role in American show "Quantico", shared on social media: "And it's time to tell you all officially! Baywatch it is! Being bad is what I do best!!! You better watch out!"
Her debut film in Bollywood, "Aitraaz", in fact featured her in a negative role. In "Baywatch", she will be seen essaying Victoria Leeds, said a report by people.com.
In an Instagram post to welcome Priyanka, Johnson wrote: "She's one of the biggest stars in the world. Insanely talented, relentlessly smokin' and extremely dangerous - perfect for 'Baywatch'. Welcome Priyanka Chopra to our bad a** and incredibly dysfunctional family."
One of the most watched TV shows globally, "Baywatch", was about the Los Angeles county lifeguards who patrol the beaches of Los Angeles, California. It starred David Hasselhoff and Pamela Anderson among others.
Priyanka will begin shooting for the movie version of the show with its cast and crew next week.
Messages congratulating the actress, who was named to receive the Padma Shri honour from the Indian government last month, poured in from her friends in Bollywood.
"Dostana" director Tarun Mansukhani, who made Priyanka shppt in a golden swimsuit for a scene in Miami, wrote to her: "You're the only one who can make a red swimsuit sexier than a gold one!!! Way to go Priyanka Chopra!!!"