Mumbai: Multi-award winning actress and international recording artist, Priyanka Chopra, has signed a one-year talent development deal with ABC Television Studios.If all goes as planned, ABC will develop a starring vehicle for Priyanka Chopra or cast the actress in an existing project, targeted for fall 2015.
ABC’s Executive Vice President of Casting, Keli Lee, who also created ABC’s Casting Talent Showcase, spearheaded the deal and traveled to Mumbai for personally signing Priyanka Chopra.
Joining the likes of Kerry Washington, Scandal; Sofia Vergara, Modern Family and Sandra Oh, Grey’s Anatomy , Priyanka Chopra is eyed as the next in line for one of the network’s hailed strong female roles.
Priyanka Chopra said, “I am honoured and excited to have inked this deal with ABC. The fact that the network will be developing customised TV content, specifically with me in mind, is amazing. I’ve been a long-time fan of ABC shows, and an admirer of how the network has changed the landscape of TV through the diversity of their lead characters. To follow in the footsteps of game-changers like Sofia Vergara, Kerry Washington and Eva Longoria is a matter of pride for me. I am looking forward to this endeavour.”
Priyanka Chopra has starred in more than 45 films, and is one of the most recognized and celebrated talents in the world. Her foray into the entertainment industry began at the age of 17 when she won the Miss World title. Since then, Chopra has taken on praised roles in many landmark films with the recent Mary Kom breaking records.
Priyanka is today acknowledged as one of the most versatile actors with many path-breaking performances to her credit. She is also best known in the US as a recording artist, signed to Interscope Records/Desi Hits with international singles “In My City”, “Exotic” and “I Can’t Make you Love Me”.
She was also featured in the most recent holiday campaign for GUESS?, where she starred in a series of print ads as the first ever Guess Girl of South Asian descent.