Bollywood’s ‘desi girl’ Priyanka Chopra’s ‘Quantico’ leaves B-Town impressed

New Delhi: Actresses and Girl Rising ambassadors Priyanka Chopra and Freida Pinto at the announcement of Girl Rising campaign in India, in New Delhi on Nov 29, 2014. (Photo: Amlan Paliwal/IANS)Bollywood’s ‘desi girl’ Priyanka Chopra, who has made a powerful foray into international TV with “Quantico”, has garnered support and kudos from the Indian film fraternity veterans like Shabana Azmi, Prakash Jha and Shekhar Kapur. For them, she’s already an “international star”.

The former beauty queen has made her debut in the fiction space with TV series “Quantico” as Alex Parrish, a rookie FBI recruit with a mysterious past. The show premiered in India on Saturday.

The first episode laid a mysterious pitch with a terrorist attack in New York and the FBI agents under scanner and Priyanka’s character is also a suspect. The storytelling switches from the past to the present, and back. The show also leaves a mysterious vibe about all of agents.

With acclaim coming her way, Priyanka is glad her hard work has paid.

Priyanka, who had earlier created waves in the foreign market with her music singles “In my city” and “Exotic”, tweeted: “Overwhelmed! Glad you guys liked #Quantico. Makes all the madness, hard work and effort so worth it! Live tweeting’s so much fun, must do again!”.

Here’s what the stars tweeted after catching the pilot episode of the ABC show, on Star World:

Shabana Azmi: @priyankachopra you do us proud Priyanka. Congratulations for Quantico and a big tight hug!

Kunal Kohli: @priyankachopra saw #quantico #brilliant #YouRock #Love You truly an International star #MadeUsProud

Punit Malhotra: Little late but just watched #Quantico. Reinstates my belief. No one like my fav ‘desi’ girl @priyankachopra Super as always. Congrats ma’am

Prakash Jha: Well Done @priyankachopra! Found #CatchQuantico engrossing! Can’t wait for the next episode! So proud of you Abha Mathur.. Shine On!

Neha Dhupia: Really enjoyed #quantico @priyankachopra…Can’t wait to see what the super #agentparissh does in the next episode!

Kabir Bedi: CONGRATULATIONS! @priyankachopra on a great performance in #Quantico. #US reviewers loved you too! Great achievement. @QuanticoTV

Daler Mehndi: #Congrats for ur #International TV Series #Quantico @priyankachopra!! All the best for future. #RabRakha #CatchQuantico

Shekhar Kapur: Congratulations @priyankachopra on #Quantico .. she is quite the buzz here in Hollywood. You did it, Priyanka! #CatchQuantico

The show also features actors Jake McLaughlin, Tate Ellington and Graham Rogers, who all play fellow recruits, and narrate their adventures and experiences as they train at Quantico base in Virginia, and secrets of their past start to emerge.



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