There have been many times over the years, that we have seen a hugely successful Bollywood star coming over to the US but not quite having what it takes to make a success of their acting career in Hollywood, for whatever reason. However, things have been changing recently and we are starting to see more Bollywood stars enjoying success in Hollywood, starting with the wonderful Priyanka Chopra.
Over the years, Priyanka Chopra has become one of the biggest and best stars in Bollywood, before heading to the US and starring in the hit television series Quantico, which has proved very popular indeed. Next up for Priyanka is the new Baywatch movie, and the actress has been talking about what exactly drew her to taking on the role.
Chopra explained, "I have played villain in Hindi films before, like 'Saat Khoon Maaf' and 'Aitraaz', but I wanted Victoria (her character in 'Baywatch') to be very different... I wanted Victoria to be very feminine and at the same time very evil, as there is something very scary about that. After 'Quantico' I was offered some amazing films. But I liked 'Baywatch' the most because, one, it was a huge, big, global movie and I was a 'Baywatch' fan when I was growing up."
She added, "And secondly, I was playing a villain in the film. So I liked the idea that in my first film I am doing something different... I always have chosen little different path. So that's what excites me. I wanted, after Alex Parrish (Priyanka's character in 'Quantico'), America to get introduced to me as something completely different, because Alex is such a positive character so completely bad was a lot of fun."
Baywatch will see Priyanka Chopra sharing the big screen with Dwayne Johnson, Zac Efron, Alexandra Daddario, Charlotte McKinney, and Kelly Rohrbach, among others, with the movie set to open on May 25 in the US and May 29 in the UK.