From her Bollywood debut in 2003 to her first critically acclaimed film Aitraaz to winning the National Award for Fashion and several Filmfare Awards for numerous other films, and her international breakthrough in Quantico – Priyanka Chopra Jonas has indeed come a long way. And on her birthday today here’s looking at 7 of her must-watch films:
Madhur Bhandarkar’s Fashion is one of PeeCee’s best and earliest acclaimed performances. Priyanka Chopra Jonas plays the role of a struggling model alongside Kangana Ranaut. The film captures the struggles, competition, and nastiness that an aspiring model is subjected to, within the industry. Priyanka Chopra Jonas went on to win the National Award for the Best Actress for this film.
7 Khoon Maaf (2011)
In Vishal Bharadwaj’s 7 Khoon Maaf, PeeCee plays the role of Susanna Anna-Marie Johannes who murders all her husbands in an unending quest for love. The film stars Priyanka Chopra in the lead, with Irrfan Khan, Annu Kapoor, Vivaan Shah, Aleksandr Dyachenko, Neil Nitin Mukesh, John Abraham, and Naseeruddin Shah in supporting roles.
PeeCee surprised the audience with the convincing portrayal of a woman with autism in Anurag Basu’s Barfi. The film stars Priyanka Chopra Jonas as Jhilmil Chatterjee who falls in love with a deaf and mute man (Ranbir Kapoor). The unusual yet heartwarming love story of two differently-abled people was a treat to watch.
Mary Kom (2014)
Priyanka Chopra Jonas plays the Indian Olympic boxer Mary Kom in Omung Kumar’s Mary Kom. The film also marks her debut as a playback singer in the industry with the song ‘Chaoro’. The film depicts Mary Kom’s life from becoming a boxer to winning the 2008 World Boxing Championships.
Bajirao Mastani (2015)
PeeCee acts in the supporting role as Kashibai in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Bajirao Mastani. Priyanka plays with perfection the role of a dejected, hurt, yet fiercely loyal first wife of Peshwa Bajirao (Ranveer Singh). PeeCee also shares the stage with Mastani (Deepika Padukone) for the famous dance on Pinga.
Priyanka Chopra Jonas became the first South Asian to headline an American drama-series with Quantico. Chopra plays the role of Alex Parrish, an agent with the FBI who subsequently becomes the prime suspect in a terror attack.
The Sky is Pink (2019)
Most actresses would flinch at the role of a mother but not PeeCee. Priyanka Chopra Jonas portrays Aditi Chaudhary or Moose, the strong and supportive mother of Aisha Chaudhary (Zaira Wasim), who stands as a rock beside her when the world seems to be falling apart. Shonali Bose’ The Sky is Pink also stars Farhan Akhtar opposite Priyanka Chopra, as Aisha’s father.
The sky clearly isn’t the limit for Priyanka Chopra Jonas, who seems to be shooting much beyond. We wish Priyanka Chopra Jonas a very Happy Birthday!
Also, do tell us your favourite PeeCee movies!
(Contributed by Deblina Munshi)