Sunday, December 31, 2006

All About Priyanka Chopra: Bollywood’s Next Big Star

By: Biplob Kishore Deb

Priyanka Chopra is one of the most promising rising stars in Bollywood. She is gradually becoming a proper actress with her talent and acting ability. The former Miss World has already made some hit movies in Bollywood and showed her potential as an actress. This year she starred in two hit movies- ‘Don - The Chase Begins Again’ and Krrish in which one was blockbuster hit at the box office. In both the movies she has done her job successfully and was widely praised. So, it is worthless to say that this beauty queen is now in the way of being professional.

Priyanka’s Childhood and Study

Priyanka Chopra was born in 18 July, 1982 in Jamshedpur, a city of Jharkhand state of India. Her parents both are doctor. Her father Ashok Chopra and her mother Madhu Chopra is a Malayalee from South India. As her father was in Army by profession her family shifted from one place to another often. She spent some of her childhood in Uttar Pradesh. She started studying at La Martiniere Girls' College in Lucknow. She also studied in United States Newton North High School, in Newton, Massachusetts and John F. Kennedy High School (Cedar Rapids) in Iowa. However, she completed her high school degree at Army Public School (Bareilly). Besides her beauty, she was a good student too. Later she entered in Jai Hind College in Mumba but she did not continue her study after she won the Miss World 2000 title.

Miss India, Miss World and Coming into Lime Light

Priyanka first came into lime light after she won the Miss India 2000 title and was nominated for the contest of Miss World 2000. The surprise remain left for the then 18 years old beauty as she later won the Miss World 2000 title for the fifth time by an Indian. It may not create much appeal to you if I do not say some other information regarding that year Miss India competition. Miss India 2000 was one of the most successful competitions as three of its winners won three international beauty contests in a row. At first Miss India World Priyanka Chopra won Miss World 2000, then Miss India Universe Lara Dutta, a Bollywood actress now, won the Miss Universe 2000 and Miss India Asia-Pacific Diya Mirza, now an established actress in Bollywood, won the Miss Asia-Pacific 2000 title. SO, you can wel understand that how much hard the Miss India competition was in 2000.

Getting into Acting Career

After becoming the Miss World in 2000, there was a common rumor that Priyanka Chopra would come to the film industry and try her fate in acting. The rumor proved true later when she first acted in a Tamil film named ‘Thamizhan’ where she played the role of Priya in 2002. The movie got surprise hit at the box office and within a week producers could look for profit. The movie was directed by Ravichandran. It is said that it was Priyanka Chopra who was the biggest advertisement for the movie and played the significant role behind such a success of the movie. She came to Bollywood in 2003 through the movie ‘The Hero: Love Story of a Spy’ which could not make any big turn in her career and became a flop one.

Andazz and Aitrazz: Coming into Lime Light as an Actress

Priyanka first came into light as an actress when her second Hindi film named Andazz was released in 2003 which was her first hit movie in Bollywood. She played the role of Jiya in the movie for which she won her the Filmfare Best Debut Award in 2003. Most important thing is that in this movie Priyanka once again had to fight with her Miss India competitor Lara Dutta as Lara also played an important role in the movie. This time the contest was based on both beauty and acting. The movie Andazz was directed by Raj Kanwar. The movie is based on a love story and Akshay Kumar played the role of the hero in the movie. After that she acted in some flop movies till her another hit movie ‘Mujhse Shaadi Karogi’ directed by David Dhawan was released in 2004. The movie got a huge hit in the box office and her acting talent was highly praised fro playing the role of Rani Singh in the movie fro which she was honored with the ‘Stardust: Superstar of Tomorrow- Female’ award in 2005. The movie was based on also a love story and full of humor. In the movie Priyanka acted with some famous and popular personalities of Bollywood such as Amrish Puri, Salman Khan and Akshay Kumar.

Her next movie Aitrazz was another success story for the emerging actress. The movie was directed by Abbas-Mustan and released in 2004. The movie was a brilliant remake of Hollywood movie Disclosure starred by Demi Moore. Priyanka for the first time acted in a villainous role for which she was highly praised and many said that it proves her overall acting talent. In the movie her co-stars were Amrish Puri, Kareena Kapoor and Akshay Kumar. Priyanka played the character Sonia Roy in the movie who wants to make an illegal relationship with her ex-boy friend Raj, who is married to Priya. Being refused to Raj, she accused Raj of raping her. Playing this role she got the FIlmfare Best Villain Award in 2004 and this was the second time a female won the Filmfare Best Villain award. Having seen a huge hit at the box office for this movie, she did not get any hit movie in 2005.

The Year 2006: Full of Success Story

In 2006, Priyanka Chopra got her first Blockbuster hit movie in her career. The movie Krrish was something special for not only Priyanka Chopra rather for the Indian spectators as this movie was the first superhero type movie like Suprman in the history of Bollywood. Hrithik Roshan played the role of Krrish, the hero of the movie and Priyanka acted the character of Priya, the lover of Krrish. The movie was a sequel of ‘Koi… Mil Gya’ both directed by Hrithik’s father Rakesh Roshan.

After Krrish, Priyanka acted in super hit movie ‘Don - The Chase Begins Again’ where she acted against Shah Rukh Khan who played the role of Don in the movie. For playing the role of Rama in the movie, Priyanka had to learn martial art for one month and she took part in some risky stunts in the movie for which she was highly praised and this proves her professional mentality. The movie was directed by Farhan Akhtar. Acting in this two of the most successful movies, she can see the year 2006 as a turning point in her acting career.

With the time passes, Priyanka Chopra gradually is getting more skilled and her performance graph is increasing day by day which make me feel that Priyanka can be the next superstar in Bollywood if she can continue her rising performance in the following movies.



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ashi.kacheria said...

Hey , ! im a huge priyanka fan !! ne1 seen her with red hair ?... check out the love story promos,… … it seems interesting... first sci-fi bollywood movie !!! also in the movie is Harman Baweja making his debut …

ashi.kacheria said...

Hey , ! im a huge priyanka fan !! ne1 seen her with red hair ?... check out the love story promos,… … it seems interesting... first sci-fi bollywood movie !!! also in the movie is Harman Baweja making his debut …