Priyanka Chopra coping with her hectic schedule
According to Piggy Chops, as she is fondly called by her co-stars, suddenly seems to crave time to be by herself during the shooting of Agneepath. She always had the temperament of a workaholic and it never bothered her earlier. But strangely now she craves going home and reading a book. This is what made her aloof. She had gone into a shell of sorts.
In her latest films like Fashion, Dostana, What’s Your Rashee? And 7 Khoon Maaf she played strong women roles. When these roles were offered to her she impulsively picked those films that offered her a strong part. She had been very lucky that most of the films that came her way had strong female leads. And even she was a part of male dominated stories like Kaminey her role had a lot of weight to it. In the end that what’s important.
A film doesn’t have to be like Fashion or 7 Khoon Maaf. The heroes can be the most important people in the story. She’s happy with her part just making a satisfactory impact.
When asked by a source whether actresses have taken a back seat in big films like Dabangg, Bodyguard, Chak De! India, Don 2, Agneepath and even RA.One that the onus is on actors, she replied that she have a take on this. It’s always been a male dominated industry. There are certain things that men can do on screen for which people throw money at and say ‘Yeh hui na baat’. Women can’t do that sort of stuff. That is our society and that’s how she prefers it.
She admitted that she might play a bold character tomorrow like she did in Fashion and it may do well as there are girls in cities who do so much for themselves but the kind of reach a male actor or character will have can’t happen with a women. That’s because actresses can’t play a tapori or masti khor. For instance, if Priyanka Chopra does the female version of Salman Khan in Dabangg, if she played this lady cop she would never have the type of connect that Salman did. And that’s the difference.
She’s doing incredible parts in the films that have scope for female leads. That puts her on par with her male counterparts and even in films like Agneepath and Don 2 where Hrithik Roshan and Shah Rukh Khan are playing lead characters she know that her roles have their own impact.
She is also starring in Anurag Basu’s Barfee opposite Ranbir Kapoor. This is a special film for Priyanka. Not because she’s playing an autistic character but because it’s not a heavy film where you will say, ‘Oh my God she is mentally challenged’. It’s a comedy and it will make you laugh. There are many movies about challenged characters but most times they end up being dreary and sad. But Barfee is surely different. The movie will leave you happy and optimistic. After Anjaana Anjaani this is her second movie with Ranbir Kapoor.