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Priyanka Chopra: ‘Have spent long time being secondary to men, now women need to have agency’

Priyanka Chopra Jonas says she has spent sufficient time enjoying second fiddle to heroes in her two-decades within the motion pictures and is hoping that her much-anticipated movie Jee Le Zaraa will assist girls actors have extra company of their lives.

Priyanka, one of the in style Indian artistes globally, shall be sharing display screen area with Bollywood stars Katrina Kaif and Alia Bhatt within the highway journey film.

“I have spent a long time in my career where we have always been secondary to men. The heroes decide where the movie is shot, who is cast and what’s happening. It is boring. We are living in a time where women need to be able to have agency in their lives,” the 40-year-old actor mentioned in an interview.

The germ of Jee Le Zaraa, to be directed by actor-filmmaker Farhan Akhtar, took root in Priyanka Chopra’s thoughts and what adopted was an extended telephonic chat together with her mates Katrina Kaif and Alia Bhatt.

“I called up Alia and Katrina, this is before Farhan or anybody came (on board). I called the girls first. I was sitting at home and I wanted to do a Hindi movie. But I wanted it to be on the terms of women,” she added.

To be produced by Farhan Akhtar and Ritesh Sidhwani’s Excel Entertainment and Tiger Baby, headed by Zoya Akhtar and Reema Kagti, the movie will begin taking pictures someday subsequent yr. Priyanka believes her era of girls actors have paved the trail for the upcoming feminine artistes to headline highly effective tales.

“My generation of actresses really really opened the door for the next generation of actresses to be the faces on the posters, to be able to sell movies. So, I really wanted to bring together my friends and say let’s create a movie that will do well at the box office and it will be ours… So, the stars aligned and we decided to do it. Hopefully, we will start shoot it next year,” she mentioned.

Apart from the Bollywood movie, The Matrix Resurrections star can also be wanting ahead to the premiere of the Amazon unique collection Citadel, produced by Avengers: Endgame administrators Anthony and Joe Russo.

Citadel is a multi-series franchise with native productions being made in Italy, India and Mexico. Priyanka and Game of Thrones star Richard Madden are headlining the American model, which additionally stars Danish actor Roland Moller, recognized for movies comparable to Skyscraper and Papillon.

Priyanka Chopra, who will subsequent be seen in Hollywood romance drama Love Again, mentioned it was difficult to work on Citadel as most a part of the present was shot through the pandemic. But working with the Russo Brothers was a pleasant expertise, the actor added.

“Citadel first season is finished and it should come out next year after Love Again. It was a very difficult show because we shot it during the pandemic… I am very excited as it is very ambitious. It looks amazing and I can’t wait it to share it with the world. It is a great cast and Russo Brothers are magical to work with.”


Described as an action-packed spy collection with a “compelling emotional centre”, Citadel is govt produced by Russo Brothers together with former ABC Studios president Patrick Moran and Mike Larocca. The present has been shot in a number of places throughout the US and the UK.

Priyanka Chopra mentioned her manufacturing banner Purple Pebble Pictures has a primary look take care of Amazon Prime Video underneath which she is creating a number of initiatives for the OTT platform.

The thought is to collaborate with new filmmakers and provides alternative to younger expertise, mentioned the actor, who has backed Marathi hits Ventilator and Paani in addition to Nepali characteristic Pahuna: The Little Visitors.

“The idea of my company is to always work with new filmmakers. That’s what gives me excitement as when I joined the industry nobody was doing that for new people. I had to build my own way… I have build enough credibility where I can be the spring board for new filmmakers to reach where they want to be,” she mentioned.

The actor-entrepreneur is presently in India to advertise her haircare model Anomaly, which has been launched within the nation with magnificence e-commerce platform Nykaa.



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