Global icon Priyanka Chopra entered Hollywood eight years ago and she has beautifully carved a niche for herself there. Along with doing films and shows, the actress is collaborating with the biggest filmmakers and brands, making the country proud. According to the reports in Variety, PeeCee has signed a first-look television deal with Amazon. The actress also shared the same on her Instagram and was thrilled to announce it.
Priyanka wrote, "YESSSS @amazonstudios, LET’S GET IT!!! So honored and excited to finally share this news with you. Looking ahead, we already have so much on our slate! Big thank you to @jsalke and her team at Amazon for being such great partners, and for sharing in the belief that talent and good content knows no boundaries. As both an actor and producer, I have always dreamt of an open canvas of creative talent coming together from all over the world to create great content irrespective of language and geography. This has always been the DNA of my production house Purple Pebble Pictures, and is the foundation of this exciting new endeavor with Amazon."
She added, "And as a storyteller, my quest is to constantly push myself to explore new ideas that not only entertain, but most importantly, open minds and perspectives. Looking back on my 20 year career, nearly 60 films later, I hope that I’m on my way to achieving that. Thank you to all of you who have been a big part of my journey so far. And for those who are just getting to know me, or maybe only recognize me as Alex Parrish from Quantico, I’m excited for you to get to know me better."
Talking about the deal, Amazon Studios head Jennifer Salke told Variety, "Priyanka and I bonded over a shared passion for diverse global storytelling. Priyanka is drawn to exciting original content and characters that can resonate globally. She’s a powerhouse producer, and we are thrilled to collaborate with her for years to come."
Priyanka has already announced that she will be collaborating with Amazon on two television projects. One is 'Sangeet' which is an unscripted series with her husband Nick Jonas based on Big Fat Indian Wedding and the other is Citadel, the Anthony and Joe Russo’s spy series co-starring Richard Madden.
Priyanka Chopra remembered watching Sarah Michelle Gellar in Buffy the Vampire Slayer and told Variety, "I was like, ‘That’s who I want to be,’ She was an amazing teenage idol. But what if at 13, I had seen someone who looked like me? The only person that I saw at that time who was culturally representative of me was Apu from ‘The Simpsons,’ and he was played by a white guy, which I found out much later, obviously. But as a teenager, I didn’t see representation of myself in American pop culture or even global pop culture outside of the stereotypical caricatures of South Asians."
Priyanka's another project with Amazon is a film about Ma Anand Sheela, the assistant to guru Bhagwan Rajneesh (also known as Osho).
The actor will be producing the movie which is based on Netflix docu-series "Wild Wild Country".
Besides her association with Amazon, the actor will next star in two Netflix projects -- superhero movie "We Can Be Heroes" and "The White Tiger", opposite Rajkummar Rao.
She is currently shooting for Keanu Reeves-starrer "The Matrix 4", which recently resumed filming after production was halted by the pandemic.
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