Priyanka Chopra is on top of the world. She recently bagged the ‘Favourite Actress in a New TV Series’ at the People’s Choice Awards for her portrayal of FBI agent Alex Parrish in ABC’s ‘Quantico’, becoming the first South Asian to win the honour. The actress, who is the first Indian to headline an American TV show, will now be playing the leading baddie in a Hollywood feature film.
If all goes well, PeeCee will be seen alongside Dwayne `The Rock’ Johnson and High School Musical’s Zac Efron in the big-screen adaptation of the popular TV show, ‘Baywatch’. Directed by Seth Gordon of ‘Horrible Bosses’ fame, the film is touted to be even more “badass” than the ’90s TV show which aired for 11 seasons and featured Pamela Anderson, David Hasselhoff, Jeremy Jackson and Michael Newman amongst others.
The film will follow the lives of an elite and attractive group of life guards in California, centering on the leader played by Johnson. He is forced to team up with a hotshot Olympian, Efron, to save their beloved bay.
In an interview with Mirror (October 6) from her second home in Montreal, where she is currently filming ‘Quantico’, PeeCee had revealed that she loves being the female Jason Bourne. “I’ve always been clear that I will only choose roles in the West that will match my Bollywood status,” she had asserted.
A source close to the ‘Baywatch’ production informed Mirror that the idea was to sign an actress who could ace the red bikini. “She had to look sexy, stylish and complex. Priyanka has been approached to play the leading lady who, incidentally, is also the baddie. There is a scheduling conflict since she is filming Quantico and the show has been renewed for the second season. But the makers are keen to sign the Indian beauty,” adds the source.
Anjula Acharia Bath, who represents Priyanka Chopra confirmed this, saying, “Yes, Priyanka Chopra is in talks to join Dwayne Johnson in Baywatch.”