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Did any of the Quantico characters we actually care about die in that explosion? — Jayma
Bad news, Jenna: Not everyone made it out alive. “There will be people who you know who won’t be a part of this anymore,” Priyanka Chopra reveals, “and that will affect Alex and her friends in a huge way.” Ruh-ruh. Also, did you see this?

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When Quantico returns, don’t expect the ABC drama to reveal what happened immediately after that devastating second explosion in the midseason finale. Instead, star Priyanka Chopra says the drama will make a three-month time jump in the New York (a.k.a. future) timeline, during which Alex (Chopra) and those who survived must deal with the repercussions of the second bomb.

“We come back a few months after, and now that the second bomb went off, people are like, ‘Oh, maybe Alex wasn’t the terrorist,’ so what happens after that? What happens in the Command Center, where everyone was?” Chopra tells EW. “Was there someone else in the class [other than Elias] who was involved? What happened in these few months? All of those questions come up and it all screwballs in this half of the season.”

That screwballing includes a shift in Alex’s point of view. Months after allowing Simon to take his finger off the trigger that initiated the bomb, she’s wracked with guilt, Chopra says. “She convinced him to let it go, so she’s traumatized,” she explains. “She’s in a really bad place when we come back.”

And to make matters worse (albeit in a different time), Hannah’s (Eliza Coupe) appearance in the Quantico timeline makes the Alex of the past struggle just as much. “I hate triangles,” Chopra says with a laugh. “She’s literally Alex’s hero. She has the job that she wants, she has the man that she wants, and she’s amazing, so that screws Alex a little bit for sure. She’s like, ‘Why does she have to be so amazing?!’ “

Thankfully, at least in the future timeline, Alex won’t be dealing with being hunted by the FBI anymore. “Because [the second bomb] proved the fact that [she wasn’t the terrorist], she gets exonerated,” Chopra says. “Thank God for me! I’m tired of running.”

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Priyanka Chopra, who’ll be next seen playing a tough cop in Prakash Jha’s ‘Jai Gangaajal’, has become a global superstar post the success of her American TV series ‘Quantico’ and the Indian diva is not only garnering accolades from audiences across the globe but is also getting awarded and is setting new records.

Recently, she received the Favourite Actress in a New TV Series Award, for her role in ‘Quantico’, at the recently held People’s Choice Awards 2016 and thus became the first South Asian actress to win a People’s Choice Award. Chopra has also made Indians proud by featuring on the cover page of USA’s leading magazine Elle’s latest edition.

However, that’s not all. Despite a choc-o-bloc schedule, with her extreme dedication towards her work and her determination to beat all odds, the actress is inspiring women across all quarters. One day she is the sensitive Kashibai and the other day she transforms into a smart and agile FBI agent. Chopra today has the world eating out of her hand and has become a true global superstar in every way. Chopra’s popularity is growing by leaps and bounds and her growing fame only guarantees more success in the future. The actress is now ready to thrill cine lovers with her next ‘Jai Gangaajal’ in, which she will be seen in a never-seen-before avatar. The superstar is playing IPS officer Abha Mathur in the cop-drama and she has donned the khaki for the very first time in the film. The trailer of the film has received rave reviews from all and sundry and it has bescome one of the most awaited films of the year. The trailer also received a thunderous applause from female cops at the 7th National Conference Of Women In Police. Written and directed by Prakash Jha, produced by Prakash Jha Productions and Play Entertainment and co-produced by Milind Dabke, ‘Jai Gangaajal’ revisits the dusty heartland of Central India and examines the society-police relationship. Starring Chopra, the film is all set to release on March 4. ‘Jai Gangaajal’ is not a prequel or a sequel to Ajay Devgn starrer ‘Gangaajal’ but is a fresh story.

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Priyanka Chopra is in an enviable position. On the one hand, she is said to be the sexiest sizzler on television a la Quantico in the US, on the other, she moves towards slipping under the historical fiction of Bajirao Mastani. TWF correspondent Shoma A Chatterji in conversation with her

Do you like flying around for promo hypes of your films?
Like is an understatement. I truly enjoy these promo programmes. Sometimes, they are so enjoyable that I do not mind repeating these trips even if they are for the same film. The only problem is that one has to answer out-of-the-box questions that do not relate to the film being promoted and sometimes, this creates issues with the producers. But to tell the truth, sometimes even this becomes a diversion from what one is doing at that given point of time.

In Bajirao Mastani, the character you have essayed, that of Kashibai who is Bajiraos wife, is the third angle of the triangle and therefore, dominated by the two main characters, Bajirao and Mastani. Dont you have issues with such roles?
Not at all because I was mentally prepared for this role even when I was shooting for Mary Kom which is quite some time ago. After playing the lead in many good films, I took it as a challenge to play the role of a sacrificing, decent and testing role for a change. I have no issues with this at all.

How many scenes do you have with Deepika Padukone?
Hardly in two scenes and one of them is in the song Pinga which has turned out to be a big hit. The film does not offer any scope for comparing between our performances because I am in other scenes and the characterisation is completely different from what Mastanis is. Deepika is an old friend of mine and Sanjay was happy when he saw us together just before the Pinga song was to be shot.

Did the US stints so frequently make you homesick?
Yes, I used to feel extremely homesick in the US and was crazily looking out for a small escape route to come back home. I missed talking in Hindi and I missed meeting and chatting up with my friends. Besides, I knew that the promos, trailer and poster launches for Bajirao were happening back home without me in the picture. That added to the restlessness. The production team was constantly in touch with me. I had informed them that I would be back the minute I was free.

You had problems with the language for both Bajirao Mastani and Quantica. Would you like to elaborate?
Yes, there were serious language issues and I had to specially train for both. For Quantico, I had to acquire the correct American accent I did not have and found it difficult to get through. For Bajirao Mastani, I was playing a historical character from the Maratha rule which demanded a different kind of Marathi and I had to sound like a true-blue Maharasthrian. I took up training in Marathi dialect for the film and I strongly believe that as a dedicated and good actor, I can slip smoothly into any character I want and that is an everyday challenge for any actor.

Did Quantico raise racial problems?
Nothing like what I experienced when I lived in Boston as a student. While working in Quantico, I was both amused and shocked at the crazy ideas my co-actors have about Indians. They still believe that Indians are all snake charmers who love to play with snakes. God alone knows from where they got these ideas.

Over the past 13 years that you have been in films, it has always been an uphill task. Do you agree?
I am never hassled by hard work and the harder it gets, the more challenging it becomes for me. I am deeply inspired by Mary Kom who told me that when your body and mind are giving up, you must but must brave through it. I have made my choice of the kind of life I want to lead and neither do I want to make excuses nor take it for granted. Hard work falls within my life.

Do you think that your having been chosen to play the dynamic, action-oriented FBI agent in Quantico is a culmination of your work for 13 years?
Of course. The people who chose me for this role were actually recognizing me and my work as an Indian actress and they had heard of me before I felt. The Indian languages may differ from the American brand of English they use, but over the years, Indian films are not only being screened across the world but are also being made in several countries beyond Indian borders. I am basically an Indian actress. The fact that I have been taken for this role proves how much Indian cinema has spread across the world. Please note that 44 countries are watching Quantico every week which is a testament to the power of Indian cinema.

You career is generously marked by versatile characterisations in umpteen films. Would you like to comment on it?
Thats how I wanted my career to go. I played the autistic girl in Barfi, a cabaret dancer in Gunday, a real life sports champion in Mary Kom, a model who falls from the top and makes it to the top again in Fashion, and an out-and-out Punjabi girl in Dil Dhadakne Do besides that Maharashtrian girl from the slums in Kameeney and a totally negative role in Aitraaz. I will be playing a tough cop in Prakash Jhas Jai Gangaajal followed by the first production from my own house Purple Pebble Pictures tentatively titled Madameji. Still, there are miles to go and I am looking forward to them.

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Through many of our CarterMatt Awards results pieces, one of the common threads that we’ve mentioned is how there have been many blowouts across several of the categories. Often this year results are easy to project once we get a day or two before the announcement of the results.

This wasn’t the case for the Breakout Star category, as this proved to be one of the closest, most-intense battles of the year on the site. There were times when it looked like “Daredevil” star Charlie Cox was surging ahead, only for then Priyanka Chopra of “Quantico” to make a come back. Come around three or four hours before the end of the voting window it looked as though Chopra had it in the bag, but then a late surge from Charlie fans closed the gap to the point that there were just a few percentage points between first and second place.

In the end, though, “Quantico” fans prevailed. Priyanka Chopra is your winner for Breakout Star.

Chopra wins the category for giving a fantastic performance through the first half of the ABC drama’s season, playing a woman in Alex Parrish who entered Quantico full of passion and ambition, only on the other side to realize that she had been set up in a New York City bombing plot. She has had the opportunity to tackle everything from drama to action to romance so far, and this will probably continue tenfold in the second half of the season.

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The year in TV gave viewers heartaches and headaches, heroes and villains, murder mysteries and so much more. Behind all that were great performances from seasoned veterans and fresh faces. What better way to bid adieu to 2015 TV than to get to know those standout players a little better? Each actor was given the same 10-question questionnaire, designed to get to know the person behind the performance.

We’ll be bringing you a new breakout star each day this week, so by the time the year actually ends, you’ll have a new appreciation for the performances that rocked you this season. We’ve already introduced you to Arrow‘s Echo Kellum and Jessica Jones’ Rachael Taylor, now it’s time to meet Quantico‘s Priyanka Chopra.

One of Bollywood’s highest-paid actresses in her home country of India, Chopra became the first South Asian actress to headline an American network drama with her role of ass-kicking Alex Parrish in ABC’s hit thriller. With nary a hair of her stunning mane out of place, Chopra took America by storm as the FBI agent framed for the biggest terrorist attack on American soil since 9/11, keeping us on the edge of our seats every Sunday night.

What’s the one song that you can count on to help you get into character?
“Bitch,” by Meredith Brooks

Which TV show would you most want to star on if you weren’t on yours?
House of Cards or Breaking Bad

What’s the craziest fan encounter you’ve ever had?
People waking me up on flights to take a picture. Fans tattooing my face or signature on various body parts. One of the crazier encounters was this young kid who ran away from his hometown, which was on the other end of the country. He used up all his money for a train ticket to get to Mumbai. He then made his way to my house and waited outside for days…day and night. When I realized what was going on, I spoke to him and called his parents (who were worried sick) and convinced him that he needed to go back home.

Who’s the last person you called on the phone?
Wouldn’t you want to know?? Hehe

What’s your favorite word to say out loud?
Fully and Absolutely

What’s your go-to drink order at a bar?
Cosmo – cause girls wanna have fu-un

Who was your first celebrity crush?
Tupac

What movie/song/book/TV show can you count on to bring a tear to your eye, no matter what?
There are two: Jerry Maguire and Schindler’s List

You’re going to spend a year alone on the moon. What three things do you bring with you?
My cellphone with a Wifi router, my sunglasses (because the sun never sets on me (even if I’m on the moon)), and pepperoni pizza & buffalo wings

If you could travel back in time, what would you tell your younger self?
Breathe! Don’t take it all so seriously. Love yourself, and live in the moment…tomorrow can in fact wait sometimes!

Quantico returns with new episodes Sunday, March 6 at 10 p.m. on ABC.

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Priyanka Chopra has established herself in Bollywood as an actress, singer and even in Hollywood television. The actress revealed, “I was going to a completely different country, that too with no understanding of anything, except the fact that I liked television. I had no knowledge of how the industry worked there. So, it felt exactly like how it did when I came to Mumbai several years ago. I felt like a newcomer all over again. But I’m so grateful for the kind of acceptance I’ve got in America. It’s such a wonderful experience. It’s also a great cultural exchange”.

Stating that moving between two continents is really exhausting, Priyanka said, “It does take a toll on you. Physically, it’s extremely exhausting. But it’s my decision. I’m an adult, and have taken the responsibility to fulfil so many commitments. It’s my job to be able to live up to them to the best of my abilities. I am very strained for time”.

Talking about Bajirao Mastani where she starred alongside Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone, she said, “I’m so happy I could somehow promote the film as well. It’s great that Deepika (Padukone) and Ranveer (Singh) are in the film. They helped handle the promotions on that side of the world, while I handled it on this side of the world (laughs). It was a good balance”.

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Bollywood superstar turned American TV star Priyanka Chopra stopped by New York this month to talk about her new movie, Bajirao Mastani, which drops in theaters on December 18th. Directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Bajirao Mastani tells the story of the ancient Indian warrior, Bajirao, and his two wives, Mastani and Kashibai.

BUST sat down with the former Miss World to talk about South Asians on American screens and the roles of Indian women in Western media. Priyanka spoke about going from the role of Bajirao’s first wife, Kashibai, the one “who gets left behind,” to the cunning FBI Agent, Alex Parrish, on ABC’s crime thriller, Quantico.

You said that Kashibai is “the one that gets left behind.” Why do you think it’s important for her to be remembered?
I think it’s interesting for her to be remembered. She wasn’t sensational. She didn’t come galloping on a horse, fight wars, and claim her love. She was the ordinary girl who just adored her man, waited months with bating breath for her man to come home from war. She was that girl. And she’s naive, innocent. There was child marriage at that time. You were promised to each other, so that the kingdoms can come together, and so she always knew Bajirao was her husband, since she was 6 years old.

She had no choice. It was her destiny.
It was her destiny and she fell in love with him. They were best friends. Their relationship was amazing. He loved her. And then Mastani happened. And it changed [Kashibai’s] life. And after that nobody has spoken about her. Nobody knew what happened to her. So this movie is the director’s point of view of what the history books don’t tell you, what happened between the wars when they were in their own personal spaces. This is his vision of that story.

Speaking of Sanjay Leela Bhansali, his films are alway so decadent and magnificent. What’s it like being involved with that and working with him?
He’s such a stickler for details and I love that because as an actor I love finding details in characters. I really believe that if you get a character right and truly right – because everyone is great in a Bhansali film, everyone’s going to be amazing, like the standard that you begin with is amazing – but if you go beyond that and if you really create a character that touches people and strikes a chord, then it becomes a part of your legacy. And I think Bajirao Mastani gave me an opportunity to play a character with that possibility. I mean, I don’t know if I pulled it off, but she has the possibility of being of like, “Woah, that’s what happened?” I hope I’ve gotten it right. I really wanted to.

You have this really huge following from Quantico now and that following can carry over to your films in Indian cinema. So in a way, Indian cinema kind of owes you now, because you’re possibly bringing in this huge new audience. What do you think of that?
I don’t think they owe me. I think the fact that I had the ability to be a part of a show like this, I owe my Indian film industry. I have that ammunition by being trained in one of the most prolific film industries in the world, so when I walk into a set, I know exactly what I’m doing. I’m not at all thrown off about anything because I’m a professional and I’ve been taught in the Indian film industry, where I’ve done about fifty films, completely diverse parts. I think that I owe them for making me ready enough to take on the world, to have confidence enough to say, you know I got this. And I love the fact that I can give back. Indian films are so much more than just stories. They’re an experience and they’re experienced all over the world. They transcend the barrier of language. I mean, we reach countries like Germany, America, UK, Japan, Malaysia, but our films transcend those barriers because the emotions and the stories touch you somehow. And I’m glad I can contribute to that and get another part of the world inquisitive about Indian films.

Yeah, a lot of my friends don’t know much about Indian films, but when I show them Indian movies, they’re so into it.
My cast is so excited that all my films are on Netflix, like every weekend, “Oh we watched this one and this is what happens! And why did he do that?” It’s great.

A lot more South Asian actors are making it to screens in the West. Why do you think that’s happening now?
For me, I knew I always wanted to do it. I always constantly need to challenge myself and why it’s happening with everyone else, I don’t know. Look at America today, look around you, the girl next door doesn’t look like one person, especially in America. America is primarily made up of people that have come from other parts of the world. I was landing in New York City, and they said some people are born New Yorkers, some people become New Yorkers, everyone’s welcome. And I think playing characters in America now, South Asians are put into a niche. And that was very important to me. I didn’t want to be put into a box, I didn’t want to be cast because of I was Indian. I didn’t want to be cast because an Indian girl is smart, and an Indian girl can be a doctor, or whatever the stereotypes of Indian people are. I wanted to be cast on merit and I was and kudos to ABC for seeing me as a step ahead in diversity. I hope that this helps people see that you don’t have to be in a box and we shouldn’t be.

And Alex is such a great character. She’s totally not a stereotype.
And yet Indian enough, I added some fun details to Alex. I don’t know if most people will notice, but she has a little Mandir (temple), which goes everywhere with her because I have one wherever I go, wherever in the world I am. My crew calls it the shrine. So wherever she goes, her room must have a little Mandir, little Indian things, like my own bracelet. She’s extremely in touch with her roots, and at the same time she’s a modern day, global girl. Her roots don’t define who she is.

Quantico returns to ABC in March 2016 and Bajirao Mastani hits select theaters on December 18th.

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You may know Priyanka Chopra from ABC’s hit show ‘Quantico,’ but she’s a movie star, too! The star opens up to HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY about her new role, including how she’s definitely not like Alex Parrish at all!

Priyanka Chopra’s saving the world on Quantico, and she’s taking over movie screens. Priyanka stars as Kashibai in the epic Bajirao Mastani, and she talked to HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY about tackling such a “heart-wrenching” role and the comparisons to Quantico’s Alex.

In Bajirao Mastani, Priyanka plays Kashibai, the heartbroken first wife of Bajirao. He falls in love with Mastani, and their romance is known for being a “forbidden love story.” For the strong-willed Priyanka, a former Miss World, playing a woman who didn’t have a voice was incredibly challenging.

“It’s so weird, it’s like playing a female character with your hands tied behind your back,” Priyanka told HollywoodLife.com. “I’m a proud feminist, I’m a modern day girl who has a voice and an opinion and she didn’t.”

“I’ve been raised to have opinion, my parents encouraged that. At that time, women weren’t allowed to have opinions, so she couldn’t say this was wrong. There’s so much power to that, too, and to find dignity within that. She’s super fragile but extremely strong and resilient,” Priyanka continued.

Priyanka’s been taking over Sunday night TV with Quantico. Her character, Alex Parrish, is one of the fiercest characters on television. Priyanka told HollywoodLife.com just how different Kashibai and Alex are.

“They’re completely the opposite. Alex, by then, would have been out,” Priyanka said. “At that time, Kashibai couldn’t be like that. She was queen. She had responsiblities as queen, and she took that job seriously. For me, it was heart-wrenching and I would take it home with me. I’ve never done a period drama. The characters I play in my Indian films are very strong-willed most of the time, very strong female characters. She’s strong in a completely different way. I’m more like the ass-kicking strong.”

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For anyone who has been following Priyanka Chopra’s career graph, it has been a year of triumph for the 33-year-old actor.

Thirteen years in the film industry with nearly 60 films to her credit, Chopra has emerged as one of the most buzzing entertainers in India and, now, in the United States of America. Thanks to her top-lining act the television drama Quantico, Chopra is now a recognisable face in America, toasted as much for her acting abilities as for her sensuality. It’s quite a feat, especially when you consider how Asian actors in the West are usually cast as ethnic stereotypes or anointed regional brand ambassadors for luxury brands, fit only to walk the red carpet at film and fashion events.

The well-received series is the fruit of a few years of persistent efforts on the part of the actress to get a Louboutin hold in the American entertainment industry. An endorsement of the Guess jeans brand earned Chopra some eyeballs thanks to a glamourous shoot by singer and photographer Bryan Adams, while her musical adventures with Pittbull and will.i.am did not help her break any new ground. However, her trendy American accent and the “ethnically ambiguous” character of Alex Parrish in Quantico more than compensated for her average vocal talents and “exotic” appeal.

In an email chat with Scroll.in, Chopra, who has been wrapping up the season finale for Quantico while simultaneously promoting the December 18 release of the period movie Bajirao Mastani, insists that there have been not one but several turning points in her life. “Every few months or years,” she said. “Being successful isn’t a destination but a journey. Of course there are some failures but I personally think you have consistent turnarounds.”

The last few months have been extraordinary for Chopra, whose filmography has had its peculiar lows and highs. On one hand, she has done a surprising number of cameos in films and on the other, she has taken up challenges such as playing a serial killer in 7 Khoon Maaf (2011) and an autistic woman in Barfi! (2012).

As recently as three years ago, Chopra was in the eye of a storm for her link-up with Shah Rukh Khan. Her publicity machinery struggled to ebb the flow of damaging reports about the alleged affair (denied by both stars) and fallouts with some of the most influential filmmakers and lobbyists in the film industry. Coupled with her father’s demise due to cancer, Chopra was certainly not in a happy place.

But the actress, who has rarely let down her fiercest critics even in dismal movies, exhibited serious grit and resilience and turned the tabloid wheels in her favour. Beginning with a new public relations team (Raindrop Media) that stepped in for crisis management as well as an image makeover, Chopra played the legendary pugilist Mary Kom in the movie of the same name in 2014. Chopra’s performance punched a big hole into the theory that her career was over.

Not to be underestimated

How much of Chopra’s resilience because of canny planning and how much is just pure instinct? “Upwards and onwards… that’s what I always say,” Chopra said. “I am passionate about what I do and I’ll never give that up without a fight. Life is full of ups and downs and I learnt early in life to pick myself up after a fall and march right on. It’s pure instinct. I don’t know any other way.”

Indeed, from being a social pariah, she was back in the thick of things, partying, working and clicking pictures with the very people who had allegedly cast her out. In 2012, Chopra was a brief but striking presence in Agneepath (2012) and put in an endearing performance in Barfi! Despite losing out the tailor-made lead role in Happy New Year (2014) to Deepika Padukone, she was back in the arena as Mary Kom and was in top form in Dil Dhadakne Do (2015).

According to those who have worked with the star in various capacities, Chopra stands apart from her peers by her hunger to stay on top of her game. “The size of the fight in her slim frame is bigger than the biggest stars,” says a former work associate who did not wish to be named. “And that can be a double-edged sword in this industry where women, no matter how much they get paid, and how good they are at their work, are expected to kowtow to the male stars.”

The “roller coaster experience” of Quantico has come at the right time for Chopra, who now has to deal with the likes of a seemingly invincible Padukone and a resurgent Kangna Ranaut back home. A great deal of the credit for her global breakthrough goes to angel investor Anjula Acharia Bath, who had been looking for an Asian star to make significant inroads into the American entertainment industry.

“Anjula has been a very important part of my journey internationally,” Chopra said. “She was the initiator of my foray into music internationally and her role has grown since then has evolved into my international manager, leading the charge on all my projects internationally.” Chopra fondly calls Bath “Anj” and said, “She understands completely what I want to achieve for myself.”

That, as anyone who has been part of Chopra’s travelling office, will tell you, is the key – to be in sync with what the actor wants for herself. And often, it is much bigger than a headline or a photo op.

A Bollywood star in Hollywood

At the moment, Chopra is straddling the worlds of Hindi cinema and American television rather well (she heaps praises on her team in the US and India that work seamlessly together). This means shuttling between continents, time zones and world views and remaining a formidable presence in India even though she is physically in the US.

Chopra’s story is different from that of Frieda Pinto, the other Indian actor to have recently built a career for herself in Hollywood. Pinto works mainly in international productions, while Chopra has debunked the theory that a bonafide Bollywood star cannot fit into American show business. Casting directors and agencies working on big-ticket American productions insist that producers look for actors who fit the script, rather than stars who come with baggage. Even Anil Kapoor has played mostly himself in both his Hollywood outings, Slumdog Millionaire and Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol.

Chopra, who faced racial bullying as a teenager during the years she spent in the US in the 1980s, says she did not have to change any bit of herself in order to fit in. “I am what I am and I have never seen the need to change myself to suit anyone,” she said. “I’m fortunate enough to have worked with people whether in music and now in TV in the US who respected who I was and what I’ve achieved and have treated me in that manner. As for fitting in… I am a professional first and foremost… I take what I do very seriously.”

The perks of being an Indian celebrity are not valid on the studio floor, she added. “No matter where I’m working, I leave all the bells and whistles that come with being a celebrity outside the door,” she said. “When I’m on set, on stage or in a recording studio… work is worship… nothing else matters. Wherever I walk the bells and whistles follow. It’s just how it’s always been.”

For the first few weeks after Quantico first aired, all people would talk about were her plump lips. “What can I say…. I’m a little amused and flattered!” Chopra said. “I seem to be competing with my own lips and hair for attention in the US!”

The actress, who has homes in Mumbai and Los Angeles and works sometimes up to 16 hours a day, confesses to being lax about her health. “In my case it’s always been a case of ‘cure instead of prevention’, which basically means that I work till I drop,” she said. “I’ve always been like that… I take my health for granted unfortunately and most often than not I work myself to the point of exhaustion. For me, sleep is my biggest ally and cure for ailments… a few hours of good sleep and I’m raring to go. At some point…hopefully soon, I hope to change this and start taking care of myself.”

In India, Chopra has not announced any new movie after Bajirao Mastani, in which she co-stars with Ranveer Singh and Padukone. But there are some big announcements in the offing, both in terms of films and endorsements. For the time being, it is all about jet-setting between commitments and continents. “I go where my work takes me,” Chopra said to the tinkling of bells and whistles.

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