Best Roles Of Priyanka Chopra Which Made Her An International Star
After winning the Miss World title in 2000, PC aka Priyanka Chopra made her debut in films in the year 2002 with a tamil flick opposite Vijay. She then entered Bollywood with the film, The Hero: Love Story Of A Spy in the year 2003. A year later, she impressed everyone with her role in Aitraaz and made history by winning awards for it.
Apart from acting, she’s a talented singer with her songs In My City, Exotic and I Can’t Make You Love Me became chartbusters.
Here are some iconic roles of the actress which showed her acting power:
1. Sonia Roy in Aitraaz: The role of a woman who is married to a much older man and starts having an affair with her ex-lover who has already moved on with his happy family, because of his rejection she turns the tables on him by accusing him for raping her. Her role was similar to what Demi Moore did in Disclosure. This was the first time she proved that being an actress doesn’t mean to always sing and dance the whole time. She was the second actress after Kajol in Gupt to win the best villain award in Filmfare which was later discontinued in 2008.
2. Meghna Mathur in Fashion: The role which was her comeback post the phase where most of her films were failing miserably. She played a role of a small town girl who comes to Mumbai to become a supermodel and soon gets sucked into the ruthless world of fame and luxury. The role went on winning awards at major award events.
3. Sweety Bhope in Kaminey: One of her critically acclaimed works is the role of a feisty marathi girl who dares to go against her crooked brother by marrying a migrant from UP after committing a mistake of sleeping with him and getting impregnated. She has shown her acting chops even in the intense scenes.
4. Susanna Anna-Marie Johanes in 7 Khoon Maaf: The most intense role after Aitraaz which was inspired by Ruskin Bond’s famous work Susanna's seven husbands is this film. She played a role of a serial killer who kills her husbands in her quest for love after getting betrayed multiple times by them. The role fetched her the critics award in the award functions.
5. Jhimli in Barfi!: This role was one of the show stealers in the film, she played the role of an autistic girl who forms a bond with a happy go-lucky deaf mute man while escaping from police in Darjeeling and running away to Calcutta. You might love her weird way of saying Barfi the whole time. The critics started comparing her performance to what Sridevi did in Sadma.
6. Mary Kom in Mary Kom: The role of the famous female boxer of the same name had Priyanka showing her tough side ranging from Mary’s struggle to fame and her personal life where she was not considered to be an Indian. The role fetched her a lot of awards for her performance.
7. Kashibai in Bajirao Mastani: Despite Deepika playing the lead role in the film, the show-stealer was Priyanka Chopra who was looking feisty and strong as hell. The role was initially meant for Rani Mukherjee when the film was supposed to be shot in 2003 but after 12 years PC was offered the role and she nailed it with her acting and her dialogue Aap Humse Humari Zindagi Maang Lete Hum Khushi Khushi De Dete Par Aapne Toh Hamse Hamara Guroor Cheen Liya. (Had you asked for my life, I would have sacrificed with a smile. But you just stripped me of my pride) was one of the most intense of them all.
8. Alex Parrish in Quantico: The role of a dedicated FBI agent who is on the run from authorities after being framed in a terrorist attack made her an international star and the best part about her was she broke the stereotypes of being an Indian in the United States. She proved it by telling the authorities to kill an Indian character Apu from The Simpsons which caused the stereotyping Indians practice in the country.
Apart from acting she has a very good voice and she has proven it not just internationally, even back home in India as well:
1. In My City: The first single of her international singing debut which was a hit chartbuster and the song became the theme song for the NFL football during its release.
2. Exotic: The song which featured everyone’s favorite Pitbull along with the Desi Girl got us dancing to it and Superwoman aka Lilly Singh did a parody of it. There are some parts of the song which are in Hindi.
3. I Can’t Make You Love Me: This song happened to be a cover version of the song of the same name sung by Bonnie Raitt, the song was very foot tapping and PC was gorgeous as always.
4. Dil Dhadakne Do: The title song of the film Dil Dhadakne Do, which was also a duet which feature Farhan Akhtar alongside her. The song sounded like a broadway jazz number and many of us can’t help shaking a leg to this one.
5. Baba: This song was a dedication to her father who passed away on 2013 following a battle with cancer. This one surely got tears in my eyes. You will tend to hear the pain in this one if you are that person who feels that music knows no language.
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