She serves as a UNICEF goodwill ambassador and as a United Nations Girl Up Champion, and she is involved in efforts to promote the education of girls in India. Chopra is the star of "Quantico," a drama premiering September 27 on ABC.
In recent weeks, her face has been splashed across billboards and buses from Los Angeles to Toronto to New York.
She's not just an ass-kicking, feeling-less robot.""Quantico" has been described as "Homeland" meets "Grey's Anatomy." Its cast includes Aunjanue Ellis as the assistant director of the FBI academy and Jake Mc Laughlin as a fellow FBI recruit and love interest, but Chopra's character has the central role."This is an idea that no one has explored: taking a global actor, a global talent, and launching them in the American market," Chopra said.
"It's new for all of us -- ABC, me, everyone -- it's the new prototype.
"What I like about this kind of casting is that the character could be played by an Asian; she could be played by an African- American; she could be played by a Swede.
It doesn't really matter."Chopra was cast in "Quantico" after Acharia-Bath met with Keli Lee, executive vice president of casting for ABC, and compared notes about growing up in a television culture that did not reflect the diversity of the real world.
Every time I see a billboard, every time I see my face on a bus or a magazine, I'm just like, 'It's a new culture, a new country.' I hope that I'm accepted as an actor."In the series, Chopra plays Alex Parrish, one of a diverse group of new FBI recruits, each with a mysterious past.
As the show cuts between the present and the past, Parrish becomes the prime suspect in a devastating terrorist attack in New York.I guess we'll find out what happens."Chopra, who lived in the U. for four years as a teenager, credits the show's producers and ABC for taking a chance on her. She can be anyone from anywhere." In recent years, an increasing number of actors of Indian origin have made an impact on American TV: Kunal Nayyar of "The Big Bang Theory," Mindy Kaling of "The Mindy Project," Archie Punjabi of "The Good Wife," Dev Patel of "Newsroom," Nimrat Kaur of "Homeland," Aziz Ansari of "Parks and Recreation," Aasif Mandvi of "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" and "The Brink," and Kal Penn of "House" and "Battle Creek."Veteran Indian actor Anil Kapoor ("Slumdog Millionaire") is the first major Bollywood star to get a meaty role on U. television, as the president of a fictional Middle Eastern country on the eighth season of "24." "It's certainly unprecedented for an A-list Bollywood actor, male or female, to land a major role on a major American network series," said Gitesh Pandya, editor of Box Office and an entertainment analyst who follows the Indian film industry."This could be huge for the years ahead, not only for Priyanka but for other stars out of Bollywood, because Hollywood does have a copycat mentality," Pandya said.She believes that such diverse casting could be a precursor of entertainment's future as the world shrinks. "So when something works, competitors want to do the same thing."In "Quantico," Chopra does not come across as a Bollywood actress, said Matt Roush, senior television critic for TV Guide.Not only that, the village council has also ordered minor boys not to play music on their mobile phones.The restrictions have been imposed in Kishorpura village near Udaipurwati town of Jhunjhunu district. On the one hand, we talk about progress and modernization and want Rajasthan to be at par with other states of the country and on the other hand, the Rajasthan panchayat is banning girls under the age of 18 from carrying mobile phones and directing them to cover their heads when going out of home.Shraddha Jain, entrepreneur, believes that a cell phone is a weapon of protection for a girl.