Actress Priyanka Chopra who has managed to carve a niche for herself in the western showbiz industry, with her show ‘Quantico‘ said she wants to break the stereotype about Indian actors in Hollywood and does not want to be known as the “spoof” there!
“Icon is a very tricky word. The icon is a legendary personality despite the success and failure. I haven’t reached that far yet…I want to keep a legacy for my children they can be proud of. I want to spread my footprints across the world. I don’t want to be known as a spoof in Hollywood,” Priyanka said at an event.
The ‘Quantico’ star says she wants to break the stereotype about Indian actors in the West.
“I want to break the stereotype about Indian actors… We have talent, hence I got a TV show (Quantico), a film (Baywatch). I don’t want to be like someone else. I always wanted to grow up and be Priyanka Chopra,” she said.
“You admire qualities of people… I admire a lot of people and imbibe their best qualities. You have to find what is unique about you and the best version of yourself,” she added.
After making a mark in Bollywood, the ‘Fashion’ star headed to the West with her single, ‘In My City’, which got her appreciation. After that, she made her American television debut with ‘Quantico’. Now, she’s all set to make her Hollywood debut with ‘Baywatch’.
“I don’t think by doing one film in Hollywood I am done. My television show has been very successful. I take credit for that. My film career there (in Hollywood) hasn’t started yet, so I can’t harp on it just because I have a film there,” she said.
The 33-year old actor feels grateful to have been accepted in Hollywood. She now plans to create opportunities for Indian actors abroad.
“I feel it’s just the beginning. Indian actors deserve respect. We have been boxed into a certain thing, but we can do much, so I want to be able to open doors for us. I hope them (Indian actors) to be more successful than me,” she further said.
When asked about her career plans in the near future, she said she doesn’t know as she has never planned her career! “I’m very instinctive. I go by what comes my way. I don’t know what is next, but it will be something creative,” she added.