Actress Priyanka Chopra has signed a multi-million dollar television deal with Amazon Prime. Before landing the deal, PeeCee was already collaborating with Amazon on two television projects. Sangeet, an unscripted series co-produced with her husband Nick Jonas, based on the Indian pre-wedding tradition, is one, while Citadel, Anthony and Joe Russo’s spy series in which she’ll star with Richard Madden, is the other. Meanwhile, Priyanka will also headline and produce Sheela, which is based on the life of Ma Anand Sheela, assistant of Osho. She is shooting for The Matrix 4 as well.
‘Had to swallow my pride’
Actress Priyanka Chopra Jonas says the first thing she had to do when she tried to make a career in the US was to swallow her pride. Priyanka started her journey in Hollywood about eight years ago. “When I got the opportunity to come to America and get representation, the first thing that I had to do was swallow my pride,” Priyanka said.
“I had to explain who I was and what I wanted to do. There have been some incredibly prolific Indian actors that have worked in American movies and have done incredible work — like Irrfan Khan, Tabu, Anupam Kher, Amitabh Bachchan; there was no precedent for having someone who was an Indian immigrant from outside of the American culture to come in and break global entertainment,” she added.
“My quest is to be able to tell ‘female’ stories, work with creators from around the world and create a cross-pollination of story-telling. Amazon is a great partner to do that because their reach is so global. My Amazon television deal is a global deal, so I can do Hindi language, I can do English language, I can do whatever language I want,” said the actress.