Priyanka Chopra makes her debut on American television with the thriller Quantico
that has just begun airing on ABC. Though this is not the first time that actors and actresses from India have appeared on American screens before it is quite a pathbreaking achievement for Priyanka.
Anil Kapoor made an appearance in both Slumdog Millionaire
and Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol
. Frieda Pinto has acted in Rise of the Planet of the Apes
and other films. Irrfan Khan had a small role in the The Amazing Spider-Man
and a much bigger role in Jurassic World
. So, why does Priyanka's role in Quantico
For starters, she is the lead character in Quantico. She does not play a supporting character unlike most Indians before her. Also, Quantico is being aired on ABC, one of the leading television channels in the United States, making it a mainstream series.
If Quantico succeeds in gaining a large audience, Priyanka might just find herself heading to Hollywood soon.
Text: Shivankar Jay