Priyanka Chopra is the talk of the town. The actress who has been scoring international successes of late speaks about Quantico, Baywatch and the chances of seeing her in a Hindi film soon.
How do you plan to celebrate your birthday on July 18?
Like every year, I am going to be on set as I will be shooting for Quantico from July 11. Cake lekar aayenge log and set par birthday celebrate hoga.
How does it feel to top Maxim’s Hot 100?
It’s great to top the Hot 100 thrice and I hope to be there again. I am really glad that people are appreciating me and my work. I want to leave a legacy behind.
What did you always desire to be?
I always wanted to grow up to be Priyanka Chopra. I never wanted to be anyone else. I truly am a believer in the fact that you have to work hard to get success. I am willing to sacrifice sleep, food etc to be an achiever. But I do fly my family, friends and a cook with me … I can’t live without dal-chawal. Every time I go somewhere, my cook goes along with me.
When do we see you start a Bollywood film next?
I can’t do a Hindi film till Season 2 (Quantico) is completed. I have spent so much time in Mumbai meeting lots of filmmakers but the problem is that I have only a certain chunk of time for next year and I have heard so many interesting scripts … I don’t know how to pick right now. I am at that point where I am being greedy. There are some incredible films that are being made in Hindi, and I feel like doing everything. I am taking my time to figure out which film but will decide in a few months.
You don’t have a Hindi film on hand currently. Can an actress of your status afford not to do a Bollywood movie for a long time?
I don’t know … we will find out. There have been lots of actors who have taken a sabbatical and their films have not released for 2-3 years. I don’t think Indian audience needs to be reminded Aao mujhe dekho. I am not an insecure person and I am not worried that people will forget me. Every Saturday my show (Quantico) comes into your homes. My film Baywatch will also have a big Indian release and I intend on getting the entire cast here.
How did you feel about playing a negative character in Baywatch?
In Aetraaz and Saat Khoon Maaf, I really enjoyed playing the villain. Baywatch was really fun because it’s a comedy and not a drama. Obviously with Zac Efron and Dwayne Johnson, it will be hilarious. I think it will be a major blockbuster next year. You all must keep May 19 marked because we have all loved Baywatch in our growing up years and also because I am very mean in the film. I don’t think Dwyane has ever had somebody be so patronising and mean to him … that’s what he told me.