Bollywood backs Priyanka Chopra as 'Quantico' hits America
As an eighteen year old student she was crowned Miss World 2000.
She won the top awards in Bollywood and is one of the highest paid actresses in the industry.
After starring in more than 40 Hindi films, Priyanka Chopra is all set to make her grand American TV debut.
The actress has already got America dancing to her tunes when she sang alongside Pitbull and will.i.am. Her song with Pitbull, named 'Exotic,' has garnered a whopping 63 million views on YouTube.
Chopra's song featuring will.i.am, titled 'In My City,' was the official NFL theme song for the 2013 season.
Now, the 33-year-old actress as FBI recruit will burst into American household with 'Quantico' premiering on Sunday (Sept 27).
Foreign media reviewing 'Quantico' says Priyanka is the 'strongest asset', that she is this season's breakout star.
It'd be misleading to call Chopra 'breakout star' - she is already a star.
This complised star has 11 million Twitter followers, on Facebook 16,751,313 fans and on Instagram 3.1m followers.
Consider 'Quantico' a superhit if all of her followers tune in to watch the show.
An Indian face starring as a lead in an American show is surely a matter of pride for the NRIs. Ever since the huge billboards and poster of 'Quantico' with Priyanka Chopra’s face prominently peeping out were put up on the corners of busy roads of Chicago and New York, her NRI fans are profusely tweeting about it. Priyanka’s poster in Washington DC Metro subway, prompted former Indian Ambassador to USA, Nirupama Rao tweet about it.
The entire Bollywood is rallying behind one of their own.
Her 'Bajirao Mastani' co-star Deepika Padukone tweeted: "loads and loads of love @priyankachopra !!! #Quantico."
Actress Bipasha Basu wrote: "@priyankachopra Shine like a Diamond #Quantico ! Super proud and happy for you!"
Colors CEO Raj Nayak wrote: "Our #desigirl is now all set to conquer the world. Today the spotlight is on you @priyankachopra. Relax & Enjoy, you will rock 👍 #Quantico."
Actress Anushka Sharma: "Way to go @priyankachopra !! SO proud of you and so excited to see the show #Quantico . All the best !! Kill it !!!"
Former Miss Universe and actress Sushmita Sen wrote: "Enjoy d butterflies @priyankachopra 4 #Quantico is about 2 explode:) 4 us...u've already ARRIVED!! India is proud of u!!! Go get them."
"N I love d 18 year old I met with a beaming smile n a courageous heart:) time 2 share both with d world..n RULE!!❤️U"
Alia Bhatt message to Priyanka: "Goo pee ceeeeeee @priyankachopra wohoooo #Quantico !!!! Can't wait to see this happen ;) girl power and how !!"
The ABC thriller follows a group of newbie FBI recruits, including Alex Parrish (Chopra), who is framed for the biggest terrorist attack on New York City since 9/11.
Alex isn't the average lady cop and for an FBI novice, she exudes an unapologetic confidence that doesn't cross into annoyingly smug territory. Case in point: She has absolutely no problem broadcasting her tryst with Ryan to the whole dorm.
Chopra tells TVGuide.com. "She's an incredible character. She's like a female Jason Bourne. She's smart, she's sexy, she's sassy. ... She's the quintessential woman. She's everything I would want to be as a girl and yet at the same time, she's super-feminine. She may be badass and in fights and she handles guns, but she's a celebration of womanhood and I love that about her."
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