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Priyanka Chopra Sets Her Sights on the Arab Film Industry

Priyanka Chopra

Priyanka Chopra wears Lebanese designer Nicolas Jebran. Photo: Instagram/@priyankachopra

With a career spanning over 20 years in the film industry, Indian actor Priyanka Chopra has captivated millions of audiences all over the world, from Bollywood to Hollywood. Having eased effortlessly into roles that demand the use of foreign languages, accents, and dialects, the cinema star could have her sights set on Arab cinema next. Commenting on her interest in starring in Arabic movies, Chopra said in an interview with Africa News that she would “love to,” but “doesn’t speak the language.” “I would love to be a part of the film industry anywhere,” Chopra said in the interview. “I love my job and I would learn a new language if I had to,” she continued.

Revealing that a number of new projects are underway, including an unscripted series about sangeets; the component of Indian weddings that seek to celebrate a couple’s union through music and dancing, the interview also noted that Chopra was working on a “buddy comedy,” with actor Mindy Kaling, as well as a new series for Amazon produced by celebrated American co-directors, the Russo brothers. Fans of the actor will also be able to see Chopra in action over the coming months, with the release of two new Netflix films titled We Can Be Heroes and The White Tiger. Directed by Robert Rodriguez from the Spy Kids film franchise, We Can Be Heroes is a science-fiction fantasy that tells the story of alien invaders kidnapping Earth’s superheroes, leaving children with the task of saving their parents and the world. Playing the role of one of the parents, Chopra will star alongside  Christian Slater, Boyd Holbrook, Sung Kang, and Pedro Pascal. White Tiger, on the other hand, is based on the Booker Prize-winning novel by Aravind Adiga who tells a suspenseful story of success through the lens of murder, love, and deceit.

In what has been a busy year for Chopra, it was announced last month that the Bollywood star would also appear in the fourth installment of the Matrix franchise, where she will work alongside Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss, as well as Jada Pinkett Smith, Neil Patrick Harris, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, and Jonathan Groff. Slated for release in April 2022, filming began in San Francisco prior to the onset of Covid-19 and has since resumed production in Berlin.

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