Priyanka Chopra stars as rookie FBI agent Alex Parrish in 'Quantico', which bowed Sept. 27 on ABC. The Mark Gordon Co. drama from Joshua Safran centers around FBI recruits who must deal with a terrorist attack that implicates one of them. Chopra, who is a huge star in Bollywood, and also a singer, started her showbiz career after winning the Miss World beauty pageant in 2000.
This story first appeared in the September 29, 2015 issue of Variety.
When inquired what the difference is between working in Indian films and in the US, the Bollywood star has replied:
“I’ve shot all over the world, with crews from all over the world. The work ethic is the same. Bollywood is my career; it’s what I do. I have three movies in India, and this new show in the U.S.
I feel like a freshman in high school again. We have an amazing cast and crew; they know I’m alone without family, and they take care of me.”