Priyanka Chopra is gearing up for the India release of her Hollywood debut, Baywatch. After the movie got released in the US, it received mixed responses. When asked if she feels the pressure after such responses, Priyanka said that her career has never been dependent on somebody else’s success or failure.
The actress who was recently in India for the promotion of the film expressed her thoughts on what the response to her film matter to her. Elaborating on the same, the Quantico star said that she never understands pressure. She added, “I don’t understand that ever. It’s my next film so the stakes are high, since I haven’t done a movie after Jai Gangajal (her last Hindi film).”
Earlier this year, Deepika Padukone also made her Hollywood debut with XXX: Return of Xander Cage but the film did not do as good as it was expected at the Indian Box Office.
Baywatch is based on the ’90s TV series of the same name, also features Dwayne Johnson, Zac Efron and Alexandra Daddario. In the film, Priyanka plays the role of an antagonist, Victoria Leeds, and the actress says she had a lot of fun playing the character.
However, the actress does not see Baywatch as her first film as she believes she has already done a of lot work in her career of 14 years.
“I don’t see Baywatch as my ‘first’ film. I’ve been an actor for many years. I have done a lot of movies and now I am being introduced to a different audience. I don’t see it as ‘Oh my God my Hollywood film is coming.’
“I loved doing the film as it’s such a big tent pole movie, that’s totally my kind. I like masala films and this is in that zone. I really wanted to do this first and have a role in it which is different. I didn’t want to play just a girl in the film. This gave me an edge.”
Priyanka reveals that the role she is playing in the film was originally written for a “big male actor”. “It was written for a very big male actor but I think Seth Gordon (director) really liked the idea of Dwayne having a gender antagonist.
“He has done a lot of male villains who he can crush in one punch. What will he do with a girl? The director found that very interesting,” she says.
– with PTI inputs
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