After Alex Parrish, It’s Priyanka Chopra’s Dream To Play A Man

After Alex Parrish, It’s Priyanka Chopra’s Dream To Play A Man

Pallavi Manoj

Our desi girl and global icon Priyanka Chopra is back in the hood after having spent some quality time cheering for her beau Nick Jonas at his concert in Singapore. The two were seen partying together too and it made the internet collectively go ‘aww’. As you all know, PeeCee is one hard hustler and she’s always on the go for her work. While she came back for the shoot of her upcoming movie The Sky Is Pink alongside Farhan Akhtar, she also attended an event in Delhi yesterday and had a discussion on the topic of ‘Challenging the Status Quo & Forging New Paths’. Being a trailblazer herself, I can think of no one better to be a part of such an important discussion. While she spoke about her journey through the years, films and her personal life at the event. What stood out was what she said she’d like to do next.

Talking about her Quantico character Alex Parrish, she said,

Alex to me is an unapologetic modern female who lives life on her terms. She is extremely flawed, she’s not perfect, she’s a loner, she doesn’t like people, she only uses people… So, she’s basically playing a man, which is awesome, because girls don’t get to play that… And I was like ‘Yes, we get to turn the tables. It’s my dream to be able to play a man… That’s the next thing I want to do.

If there’s anyone who can pull this off, it’s got to be PeeCee.

PeeCee is the first South Asian woman to be the lead of any American TV show and she said that and her character broke many barriers for South Asian woman in the entertainment industry.

She further added how Indians were always stereotyped under a box to be represented a certain way and that’s what she never wanted to do.

I’ve lived in America as a child, and my biggest pet peeve then was not seeing anyone on the television who looked like me. So whenever you saw Indians in global mainstream entertainment, you always saw them in a box of the nerds, the big fat Punjabi family wedding or the shopkeeper or Apu from The Simpsons…“Why could we not go beyond that? Why did our ethnicity define the roles we played? So, the only thing I told the people was that don’t come to me with a show based on a big Punjabi wedding, I won’t do it… I don’t want to be put in a box and I don’t want my ethnicity to define the roles I take on.

You do you, PeeCee! Coz no matter what, you’re an inspiration to millions out there.

Shine on, you star!