Global icon Priyanka Chopra dons many hats. She as an actor, producer, singer, investor and philanthropist, Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People, and now, Priyanka has been featured among the Most Influential Asians on Gold House’s A100 list, TOI reported. She is the first Indian star to get this prestigious title, second time round, as the list honours the members of the Asian American and Pacific Islander community. Our Desi Girl has been featured on the list, in 2018 as well.
The list features the most impactful Asian-Americans from all walks of life. The 35-year-old global actress joined the league of Comedian Hasan Minhaj, Killing Eve star Sandra Oh, Crazy Rich Asians actor Awkwafina and director Jon M. Chu and actor Darren Criss, celebrity chef David Chang, K-Pop group BTS and many more. She was also a part of Variety Magazine’s Power of Women – LA Impact list.
Her Career Graph
Starting from winning Miss India World to changing the cinematic landscape with unconventional roles in Bollywood, to achieving a niche for herself in the West through her lead role in drama thriller series Quantico, Priyanka has come a long way.
She acquired fame as a global actress. But as the UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador and founder of the Priyanka Chopra Foundation for Health and Education, she is doing much more
Priyanka, who never misses a chance to update on social media (she has a huge fan following), is roped in for Shonali Bose’s The Sky is Pink, set to release later this year. Avengers: Endgame co-director Joe Russo, who was in India recently, also confirmed that he is in talks with her for a project.
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Last year saw the release of her first Assamese production, Bhoga Khirikee (means Broken Window). Written and directed by Jahnu Barua, an internationally acclaimed film director from Assam, the film was about showcasing the wonders the state possess. Pahuna, a Sikkimese film, which was recently screened at the Toronto International Film Festival, was produced by Priyanka.
Previously, Priyanka teamed up with Hollywood star Will Smith to star in ad-supported originals by YouTube.
The actress who always speaks about social issues had earlier said that even a star like her can’t ignore the pressure ‘glorification of trolling’ creates. Chopra said that it adds “crazy pressure” on entertainers, and she feels that the rapid culture of trolling celebrities can only lead to bullying and depression. “Those are the pressures that are not even created by us or the fans. It is just created by the one thing which is the Internet. It has made people’s job easier… You can make a story out of anybody’s comment,” the Quantico star told IANS in an interview when asked about the pressure that comes with the tag of being a ‘global star.’
Priyanka was last seen pairing with Liam Hemsworth and Rebel Wilson for Isn’t It Romantic?
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