When Priyanka Chopra visited India last month, she was welcomed at the airport by her numerous fans who were waiting for hours together to catch a glimpse of their beloved star. So smitten was she with the warm reception that she instantly took to social media thanking her fans, with a tweet, “Wherever in the world I go. There is nothing like coming home. Thank you to everyone who gave me such a warm welcome as I landed in Mumbai️.” Perhaps, that’s why, despite having done so miserably in the US Box office (on May 26), we are certain that her debut Hollywood movie, Baywatch, will be well received in India, thanks to her huge fan following. The film is reportedly set to release in India with five cuts on June 2.Baywatch, starring Dwayne Johnson and Zac Effron is a feature film adaptation of a quarter of a century old, iconic US sitcom of the 90’s (known by the same name). Here’s why Indians can’t wait for June 2 to watch Priyanka Chopra slay in Baywatch.
— It has Priyanka Chopra playing the role of antagonist, Victoria Leeds, a glamorous and patronising business tycoon who is apparently also a drug smuggler. This will also be Priyanka’s second movie so far that will have her play a negative role. Before this it was the 2004 Bollywood romantic thriller, Aitraaz, that bagged her the Best Villain Award at several award functions, and got her noticed as a promising actor. She never had to look back since then. That’s probably why, Indians are looking forward to see her play the “mean girl” once again. (ALSO READ: Priyanka Chopra autobiography: Baywatch diva reveals what is stopping her to write a book on herself
— Moreover, this movie will mark PeeCee’s comeback to the movies after a long hiatus—last being Jai Gangaajal a year ago, with the talented actress playing the role of a hard core cop. It will be after a long time that her fans will see her don a chic and glamorous look on the big screen and they definitely can’t wait.
— The 34-year-old actress’ journey from being crowned as Miss World in 2000 to becoming a successful Bollywood actress over the years and now a prominent international persona, thanks to her television debut–Quantico and eventually Baywatch, has been nothing short of exceptional. In an industry that is thronged with star kids, it’s always a pleasant surprise to find “an outsider” climb the success ladder with nothing but hardwork to the rescue. We have had Bollywood actors like Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Deepika Padukone too venture out in Hollywood but no one has been able to make the mark that Priyanka has within two years
of her stint there. (ALSO READ: Priyanka Chopra to be bestowed with Dadasaheb Phalke Academy Award
According to recent news reports, the talented actress will be commemorated with the Dadasaheb Phalke Academy Award for being an international icon. She will be honoured with the award under the freshly introduced ‘Internationally Acclaimed Actress’ category at a ceremony in the coming days. Truly deserved we say!