There was a point in time when Priyanka Chopra was written off, after pitiful performances in films like Aap Ki Khatir, Krrish and Salaam-e-Ishq. Most said she’s lost her touch after a knockout performance in Aitraaz, but she seems to have proven everyone wrong. With great films in the pipeline and three new ones on the way, we can expect Priyanka to race to the top yet again! Take a look at her upcoming films, including new ones she’s just signed:
1. Fashion (Dir: Madhur Bhandarkar)
After Corporate, Bhandarkar has chosen to expose the dark side of the fashion industry, with Priyanka as his lead character. She’s accompanied by accomplished actress Kangana Ranaut and the two have reportedly hit it off very well. If Madhur’s past leading ladies are anything to go by, expect wonders from Priyanka this time around.
2. Love Story 2050 (Dir: Harry Baweja)
With boyfriend and debutant Harman Baweja, Priyanka is set to take on Mumbai in the year 2050 with Bollywood’s latest sci-fi flick. The film is said to boast of the greatest special effects Indian cinema has ever seen, so sit tight and get ready for the ride. Priyanka has also taken a major risk here, with red hair in the film–and she pulls it off quite well!
3. Drona (Dir: Goldie Behl)
Yet again, she does something drastically different as she plays bodyguard to Abhishek Bachchan in this Indian superhero flick. Reportedly the film is a fantasy film like never seen before and Priyanka has performed some daring stunts in it. After Don, it will be very exciting to see her attempting action once again.
4. Chamku (Dir: Kabeer Kaushik)
This one hasn’t been promoted much, but it co-stars Bobby Deol who Priyanka has worked with earlier. It’s another crime drama and from the looks of it one can’t be sure if Priyanka has much to do in the film, but let’s hope so!
5. Dostana (Dir: Tarun Mansukhani)
Produced by Karan Johar’s Dharma Productions, this youth-centric romantic comedy looks like it’ll be the fresh film of the year. Aiming for a year-end release, it co-stars Abhishek Bachchan once again along with John Abraham, whom Priyanka shared fantastic chemistry with in Karm. She’s clarified time and time again, she wears beach wear in this but “not a bikini!” Take note, media!
6. What’s Your Rashee? (Dir: Ashutosh Gowariker)
He recently directed Jodhaa Akbar which is one of the most acclaimed and highest grossing films of this year, but this time Ashutosh Gowariker has decided to tackle a comedy. Apparently it is based on a Gujarati novel of the same name and once again she’s paired with Harman Baweja.
7. Kaminey (Dir: Vishal Bhardwaj)
She really has hit the jackpot. Even after so many great films coming up, Priyanka recently bagged Vishal Bhardwaj’s next venture. Here, she finds herself starring with a new co-star–Shahid Kapur! Nothing has been revealed except that it is a romantic comedy with great characters.
8. Rajniti (Dir: Prakash Jha)
Though it’s not finalized, Priyanka has confirmed that she has been offered Prakash Jha’s take on politics and the Mahabaarat and is hoping to do the film. However, she is yet to sign on the dotted line. If and when she does sign the project, we will get to see her with Ranbir Kapoor who plays the lead role.
She’s got it all; science fiction, action, romance, drama and comedy. What more can an actress ask for? After taking a few steps down, Miss Chopra seems to be crawling up the ladder yet again.