10 Powerful Literary Characters Priyanka Chopra Would Play Brilliantly!

Shreemi Verma , 18 Jul 2015

It’s Priyanka Chopra‘s birthday today, and everyone at Team MissMalini are her huge fans. So in my ode to the greatness of our beloved PC, here are the 10 literary characters I think she’d play with perfection. Producers, please note and buy rights of these books immediately. Priyanka, please note- we think you’d shine if you play any or all of these wonderful, wonderful women! Check them out.

1) Maleficant – Sleeping Beauty

Malefecient and Priyanka Chopra
Malefecient and Priyanka Chopra

She has it all, the sass, the charisma, the ability to make an evil character sympathetic to the audience, and of course – those cheekbones! Priyanka would slay as Malefecient!

2) Margeary Tyrell – A Song Of Ice And Fire

Margeary Tyrell and Priyanka Chopra
Margeary Tyrell and Priyanka Chopra

Most of us think that a Bollywood version of Game Of Thrones is a disaster waiting to happen, but frankly I’d love to see PC do a Margeary and make King’s Landing fawn over her every step.

3) Catherine Earnshaw – Wuthering Heights

Catherine Earnshaw and Priyanka Chopra
Catherine Earnshaw and Priyanka Chopra

Drama, romance, passion and class-divide! Wuthering Heights has all the components of a masala movie, it’s a pity no one has adapted it (other than Dilip Kumar’s Dil Diya Dard Liya). It’s also a pity that no one has casted Priyanka in the complexed role of Catherine Earnshaw yet.

4) Jo March – Little Women

Jo March and Priyanka Chopra
Jo March and Priyanka Chopra

A feminist character written much ahead of her times, Jo March was everything I wanted to be when I grew up (sadly, I’m not) and Priyanka would easily pull it off.

5) Lady Macbeth – Macbeth

Lady Macbeth and Priyanka Chopra
Lady Macbeth and Priyanka Chopra

Frankly, if there’s anyone apart from Tabu who can play the role of Lady Macbeth with such ease, it’s Priyanka. Hands down!

6) Anna Karenina – Anna Karenina

Anna Karenina and Priyanka Chopra
Anna Karenina and Priyanka Chopra

7 Khoon Maaf had a lot of Anna Karenina references anyway, I’m telling you, she’ll be brilliant as the romantic, stubborn and guilt stricken Anna. Maybe, even better than Kiera Knightely.

7) Clarice Starling – The Silence Of The Lambs

Clarice Sterling and Priyanka Chopra
Clarice Starling and Priyanka Chopra

PC is playing an FBI agent in Quantico anyway, she won’t have to work rather hard to pull off the heroic Clarice Starling from The Silence Of The Lambs. Cast Irfan Khan as Hannibal and you have a classic.

8) Marla Singer – Fight Club

Marla Singer-Priyanka Chopra
Marla Singer-Priyanka Chopra

Honestly, out of the three (or two – if you’ve seen or read Fight Club, you’ll know what I’m talking about) leads, Marla Singer – the enigmatic femme fatale is the most normal character in the story. I think Priyanka would fit easily in the crazy world of Fight Club without much ado.

9) Dominique Francon – The Fountainhead

Domnique-Priyanka Chopra
Domnique Francon and Priyanka Chopra

See the pattern of casting PC as strong, stubborn and gorgeous women, right? And whoever has read The Fountainhead knows that the only person equal to Howard Roark‘s baffling character is his wiful, blunt  and challenging soulmate, Domnique Francon.

10) Lux Lisbon – The Virgin Suicides

Lux Lisbon and Priyanka Chopra
Lux Lisbon and Priyanka Chopra

Lovely, wry, playful yet stragnely inaccessible, Lux Lisbon from The Virgin Suicides is every boy’s dream (or sometimes nightmare) come true. I can’t think of another girl apart from Priyanka Chopra play the role of the complexed girl with a penchant of self distruction!

What do you think? Let me know in the comments below.

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