Priyanka Chopra: I want to highlight things that push the envelope.


She has had her hands full these past six months what with a wedding in place, traipsing around the globe and giving everyone major lifegoals. She also appears in the latest single, Sucker, of her husband’s band, Jonas Brothers, which hit the internet over the weekend. Priyanka Chopra’s latest Hollywood offering has her alongside Rebel Wilson, Liam Hemsworth and Adam DeVine. In a telephonic conversation from Mumbai, she talked about her latest film, Isn’t It Romantic, women in films and ignoring trolls.

This was a really funny script. I just couldn’t put it down. I am a big lover of romantic-comedies but I am also this intelligent, modern girl of today. So, as much as I know that there are cliches, I love the fact that Isn’t it Romantic ends up making fun, and taking a dig at all those stereotypes and tropes. At the same time it is a romantic-comedy, which, in my opinion, is a clever thing to do. I was in between filming season one and two of Quantico, and they were filming this exactly in that time frame. I loved the idea of Rebel (Wilson) being the producer of the project. After being a successful actor for 15-20 years, she is now producing her own leading part. I wanted to champion this for her.

There is no such thing as a yoga ambassador, which again is a tongue-in-cheek satirical take on the whole. I am this bratty, super-rich kid, who is used to getting everything she wants. As a concept, I loved the idea that she, Isabella, is an Indian woman, and she sets the standard of beauty in the film, which is a new thing for Hollywood and American entertainment. The film is modern and progressive on so many levels. It talks about self love – which is the dominant theme and narrative in the film. It’s an important lesson not just for women, but for everyone at large.

I want to say that I miss singing and dancing the most, but as you can see I am dancing and singing here as well. As I see it, entertainment is entertainment everywhere. The medium is the same everywhere in the world, it’s just a different system of working in place.

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