PRIYANKA CHOPRA’S AMAZON DEAL
Priyanka Chopra entered Hollywood around eight years back and she has carved her own niche, quite beautifully. She is making the country proud by doing films and shows in Hollywood and also collaborating with the biggest brands and filmmakers.
Recently Actor Priyanka Chopra Jonas has struck a “multimillion dollar” deal with Amazon for two years and shared the news about it, on her Instagram post. She also said that as a storyteller her quest is to constantly work towards exploring new ideas which not only entertain but open minds and perspectives.
She hopes to achieve it looking back at her 20 years of career and 60 films later.She feels that finally she is going to create content with a global talent team. She thanked everyone who has been part of her journey.
WHY A DEAL WITH AMAZON?
In 2015, the actor had launched her own production banner called the Purple Pebble Pictures as she always dreamt of an open canvas of creative talent coming together from all over the world to create content irrespective of language and geography. This is also the foundation of her new endeavor with Amazon.
She is set to bring more desi representation to audiences abroad. Amazon is a great partner for the actor because of its reach and global outlook, so she is happy that in this global deal, she can do any language of her choice.
According to a Variety Report, Amazon Studios head Jennifer Salkebonded with the actor over their passion for global storytelling and called Priyanka Chopra a “powerhouse producer”.
CRITICISMS SHE FACED-
Priyanka has faced too much criticism in the last few years, be it her political views(where many have claimed that they are half baked and focused on wrong issues)or her Hollywood accent. She is a great sport at making jokes about her accent on the chin and herself joking about it. But she doesn’t seem to look back and believes that talent and good content knows no boundaries.
Filmmaker Anubhav Sinha is seen congratulating her and shutting down her haters on twitter, by bringing up an old Bombay Times An article which said “No one would touch her with a barge pole” and replying to that as “Yeah…no one can”.
SOUTH ASIAN REPRESENTATION–
She spoke about consuming American films and shows, but never found South Asian representation onscreen so she is set to make content both English and Hindi. She said that as a teenager, she didn’t see her cultural representation in American pop culture or even global pop culture outside of stereotypical caricatures of South Asians. The only time she thought that there was a cultural representation of her was Apu from ‘The Simpsons’, which she later found that the role was actually played by a white guy.
She explained how despite her fan following in India and after winning many awards, she still had to start from scratch in Hollywood. She had to explain who she was and what she wanted to do. She named a few brilliant actors for their incredible work in American movies like– Late Irfan Khan, Tabu, Anupam Kher, Amitabh Bachchan, outside of Indian Americans like Mindy Kaling, Aziz Ansari and said that there wasn’t any precedent for having an Indian immigrant from outside American culture and break global entertainment.
HER CAREER IN HOLLYWOOD-
She gave her voice as Ishani in Disney’s animated film Planes. She started her career in Hollywood with the ABC series “Quantico” as Alex Parish and has been featured in films such as “Baywatch” and “Isn’t It Romantic”. She is the only actor in the most recent times, to make a big break in Hollywood.
HER MULTIMILLION DOLLAR DEAL
Prior to her “multimillion-dollar deal” with the streamer, she had lined up two projects. One is “Sangeet”,which is an unscripted series, co-produced with her singer husband, Nick Jonas.It is a reality dance show and is inspired by her own wedding Sangeet. In the show, the families of the bride and groom are to compete against each other for the winning trophy.The other project is “Citadel”, the spy series of Anthony and Joe Russo(the Russo brothers).She will be seen with the co-star Richard Madden(Game of Thrones actor).
She has another project with amazon which is a film aboutMa Anand Sheela, the assistant to Guru Bhagwan Rajneesh(known as Osho).Priyanka Chopra will be producing the movie based on Netflix documentary series Wild Wild Country.
Other than Amazon, she is also associated with two Netflix Projects. One is “We Can Be Heroes”, which is a superhero movie based on the adaptation of ‘The White Tiger’, starring Rajkumar Rao.
Currently, she is shooting for “The Matrix 4”, starring Keanu Reeves, which went on a halt due to coronavirus pandemic.
Priyanka Chopra Jonas is an inspiration to many and we are eagerly waiting to see her work and make us proud as Indians.