No sooner had the appreciation for Quantico picked up that Priyanka Chopra already had her next project in the West all sorted out — the new Baywatch film. On home shores, her film with Prakash Jha, Jai Gangaajal, is up for release. As she does a tightrope act, balancing her career at home and abroad, PeeCee talks about what’s brewing on the professional and personal fronts.
You’ve been tagged as “the Quantico girl”. How does that feel?
I wonder… I have just done 11 episodes of the show, but the kind of love and appreciation I have received has been so exciting. I am happy that I could add something to the execution of Quantico. I am excited about being accepted in the West.
Will you be romancing Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson in the Baywatch movie?
Whether I will romance him or be his antagonist you’ll have to watch the film to find out!
So are you are working hard to get a bikini body for Baywatch?
What do you mean? I always have a bikini body! I am not doing anything extra for the film. [Laughs]
There are rumours that you’re buying an apartment in Los Angeles. Is this true?
There is no truth in this. I am juggling between countries so I have not thought of any such thing so far.
Do you feel the pressure of carrying the Gangaajal franchise ahead?
I don’t think so. I can’t do what Ajay Devgn did in Gangaajal.
Do you share any similarities with Abha Mathur, the character that you play?
I don’t relate my roles with my real life. As an actor, it is my job to play different roles. In Gangaajal, the only similarities that I have with Abha are that she is very feminine and honest; she’s fluent in both Hindi and English. Abha follows rules and celebrates womanhood.
Tell us something about your production venture In My City.
I am producing this mobile series, which is a story of four girls who come to Mumbai. I am also mentoring these girls in couple of episodes. I remember, when I came to Mumbai and stayed with a girl here, we had some epic stories!
Have you thought of what you’ll be wearing to the Oscars?
Well, I have no idea because I fall in love with every next outfit that I wear. I decide things at the last minute. I’m just happy that in my span of six months (in Hollywood) I’ve already got an opportunity to present at the Oscars.
We hear that you spoke about your relationship status to a popular magazine, in an interview. What was that all about?
I never dropped any hints about my relationship status. You people are always speculating! I have always kept my personal life under wraps and I want to keep it that way.