Toronto, Nov 24:
She began her journey in showbiz with no starry links and has won global recognition due to her talent. Actress Priyanka Chopra says she is grateful to fans for putting her “in a position” where she is “used to being the face on a poster”. But she wants to do more.
The actress also said that whatever she has achieved is due to her own hard work, “without the help and support of anybody else”.
“I started with nothing, no support. A complete newcomer to even Mumbai city, not even the movie industry. I didn’t even know anyone. So I kind of did all that I did on my own without the help and support of anybody,” Priyanka said.
“The love and affection I have got from audiences around the world kind of gave me the strength to do that. They have put me in a position where I am used to being the face on a poster. I don’t want to settle for that.”
Priyanka talked about her career in an interview with CBC channel when she flew down to Toronto to unveil the trailer of production venture “Sarvann”.
Priyanka was crowned Miss India and went on to win the Miss World title at age 17. Her Bollywood debut came in 2003 with “The Hero: Love Story of a Spy”.
After that there was no looking back.
The actress made waves with international singles like “In my city” and “Exotic” before heading to the international TV space as Alex Parrish in “Quantico”, which launched in 2015.
The actress is currently seen in “Quantico” Season 2, which is aired in India on Star World and Star World. She will soon make her Hollywood debut with “Baywatch”.
“Sarvann” , a Punjabi film, is Priyanka’s second production venture under her banner Purple Pebble Pictures. Her first was “Ventilator” — which released on November 4.
“Sarvann” is co-produced by Vashu Bhagnani and stars Amrinder Gill.
Talking about her decision to launch the trailer in Toronto, Priyanka said: “I have always got a lot of love and affection whenever I’ve come to Toronto. I’ve come here for a lot of my Hindi films, I’ve come here for ‘Quantico’ before, specially coming here for a Punjabi film which has such a strong Punjabi community, just seems like the ideal place to launch it.”