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Published 13:59 IST, May 30th 2024

DYK Priyanka Chopra Broke Down In Tears When Offered Debut Film With Vijay - Here's Why

Priyanka's mother, Madhu Chopra, recounted how she encouraged her daughter, who was always an obedient child, to take on a part in the Tamil film Thamizhan.

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Priyanka Chopra, who made her acting debut in the 2002 Tamil film Thamizhan opposite Thalapathy Vijay, was initially reluctant to accept the role. In a recent interview with Filmygyan, Priyanka's mother, Madhu Chopra, recounted how she encouraged her daughter, who was always an obedient child, to take on the part.

How did Madhu Chopra convince Priyanka to accept a role in Thamizhan ?

Madhu explained in detail how she convinced her daughter Priyanka to take on the part in the Tamil film. She said, "Priyanka didn’t want to act in films. She received the offer for a South Indian film through someone. When I informed her about the opportunity, she was in tears and said, ‘I am not doing films.’ However, she has always been obedient. When I suggested she accept the offer, she agreed and signed the contract for 'Thamizhan.'"

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A still from Thamizhan | Image: IMDb

 

Madhu continued, "While shooting for the film, Priyanka began to enjoy the experience. Despite not knowing the language, she found the process enjoyable. The team was very supportive and treated her with great respect. Vijay, who starred in the film, is a perfect gentleman. Raju Sundaram was the choreographer. Initially, Priyanka struggled to keep up with Vijay in the dance sequences, but she practiced diligently with the choreographer from morning until evening. She started enjoying it and this experience helped her build character and realize she wanted to pursue acting as a career."

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Thamizhan poster | Image: IMDb

 

What's next for Priyanka Chopra?

After being crowned Miss World 2000, Priyanka transitioned into films, debuting in Thamizhan in 2002, followed by her first Bollywood film, The Hero: Love Story of a Spy (2003) with Sunny Deol. Priyanka's upcoming projects include The Bluff, directed by Frank E. Flowers. She also recently completed filming for Heads Of State, an action-comedy featuring Idris Elba, John Cena, and Jack Quaid in significant roles.
 

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13:59 IST, May 30th 2024