Turning 38, Priyanka Chopra is probably looking at the most eventful year of her professional career. She recently signed a two-year multimillion-dollar deal with Amazon to produce a variety of content, in different languages. She already has three projects in development at Amazon — Sangeet, a reality series based on the pre-wedding ceremony; Citadel, a thriller produced by the Russo brothers and co-starring Richard Madden; and Sheela, a biopic of the controversial aide to Osho, Maa Anand Sheela. “My quest really is to be able to tell female stories, work with creators from around the world and create a cross-pollination of storytelling,” she said in a statement to Variety, adding, “My Amazon television deal is a global deal, so I can do Hindi language, I can do English language, I can do whatever language I want.”
For Netflix, the actor will soon appear in an adaptation of Aravind Adiga’s The White Tiger, directed by Ramin Bahrani and co-starring Rajkummar Rao. Priyanka will also appear in director Robert Rodriguez’s kids’ superhero film, We Can Be Heroes.
Priyanka is also collaborating with Mindy Kaling for a wedding-based romantic comedy film for Universal Pictures, directed by Dan Goor. The film, which will reportedly be shot in Rajasthan, has been billed as Crazy Rich Asians meets My Big Fat Greek Wedding, according to Deadline Hollywood. She has also resumed filming the upcoming Matrix 4, starring Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss, directed by Lana Wachowski. Priyanka’s role in the high-profile project remains a mystery.
Talk about putting your best foot forward, Priyanka Chopra is stepping up her philanthropic efforts by partnering with Crocs for their Come As You Are campaign, dedicated to inspiring fans to feel comfortable in their own shoes by showing their personal Crocs style.