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Priyanka Chopra launches website to support fresh talents

Once the candidate applies, the team at Purple Pebble Pictures will get it in touch with them, if they fit the bill for a certain project

New Delhi: International icon and film star Priyanka Chopra has launched an official website for her home banner Purple Pebble Pictures that welcomes applicants who have the aptitude and passion for an area of filmmaking.

Priyanka, who has given a boost to regional cinema through her production house Purple Pebble Pictures launching the website that includes a talent platform in it welcomes applicants who have the aptitude and passion, in any area of filmmaking such as acting, screenplay writing, cinematography, editing, film direction etc.

Once the candidate applies, the team at Purple Pebble Pictures will get it in touch with them, if they fit the bill for a certain project.

Salman Khan, Priyanka Chopra amongst others have decided to give a breakthrough their production house. On the other hand, filmmakers like Rohit Shetty and Karan Johar are currently judging a reality show wherein they are trying to find strugglers harbouring dreams of becoming a superstar.

On the work front, Priyanka who is shuttling between the US and other countries is yet to announce her next Bollywood venture. She recently wrapped up a major schedule of Quantico in New York.

Priyanka Chopra has established herself as a leading actress of Indian cinema. She made her debut with the 2002 Tamil film, Thamizhan. She made her Bollywood debut the following year with the spy thriller The Hero. The same year, Chopra’s role in the box-office hit musical Andaaz won her the Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut.

In 2004, she starred in the highly successful comedy Mujhse Shaadi Karogi and garnered critical acclaim for her breakthrough role in the thriller Aitraaz which earned her the Filmfare Award for Best Performance in a Negative Role and a second Best Supporting Actress nomination. Chopra starred in six films in 2005, including Waqt and Bluffmaster!. In 2006, she starred in two of the highest-grossing films of the year—the superhero film Krrish and the action thriller Don.

In 2007 and 2008, Chopra starred in several critical and commercial failures including the ensemble drama Salaam-e-Ishq, the science fiction romance Love Story 2050 and the superhero fantasy Drona. However, in late 2008, her role in the acclaimed drama Fashion proved to be a turning point in her career. Her portrayal of a troubled model won her the National Film Award for Best Actress and the Filmfare Award for Best Actress.

In 2009, Chopra starred in the caper thriller Kaminey, which is cited in the media as a cult classic of Indian cinema, and played twelve distinct characters in the social comedy What’s Your Raashee?. She won the Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actress for her portrayal of a serial killer in the 2011 black comedy 7 Khoon Maaf.

Chopra subsequently starred in four of her most successful releases—the action thriller Don 2 (2011), the action drama Agneepath (2012), the romantic comedy-drama Barfi! (2012) and the science fiction film Krrish 3 (2013), all of which were among the highest grossing productions of their respective years. Her portrayal of an autistic woman in Barfi! received widespread acclaim and won her several accolades. In 2014, she portrayed the eponymous boxer in the biographical sports drama Mary Kom for which she received several Best Actress awards and nominations.

In 2015, she began starring as Alex Parrish on the ABC drama thriller series Quantico, becoming the first South Asian woman to headline an American network series. That same year, Chopra starred alongside an ensemble cast in the comedy-drama Dil Dhadakne Do and won the Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress for portraying Kashibai in the epic historical drama Bajirao Mastani, one of the highest grossing Indian films of all time. In 2016, Chopra produced the Marathi comedy-drama Ventilator, a critical and commercial success. In 2017, Chopra made her Hollywood live-action film debut by playing an antagonist in the action comedy Baywatch.

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