Priyanka Chopra’s American TV debut with ABC Network’s “Quantico,” an FBI drama, has been creating waves not only among the Bollywood superstar’s fans but also Indian entertainers in the U.S.
Apart from the fact that Priyanka is the first Indian actress to star as the main lead on an American TV show, it is also the first time that an Indian actress has been promoted as the face of a show. Indians in the entertainment business know that Priyanka’s TV outing is surely a big deal.
“Big Bang Theory” star Kunal Nayyar expressed that on Twitter recently, when he wished Priyanka luck for her TV outing. “@priyankachopra good luck on Quantico. Lovely to see dilli and mumbaiyyas working it across the globe:)” he wrote. Priyanka thanked Kunal for the wishes and complimented him on his show. “Thank u @kunalnayyar love ur show!” she wrote.
After spotting Priyanka’s “Quantico” hoardings, which are now all over in big cities, Youtube sensation Lilly Singh aka Superwoman, who recently received an Emmy nomination, congratulated Priyanka for breaking barriers by starring as the main protagonist on an American show. “Get it girl @priyankachopra #breakingbarriers,” tweeted Lilly.
Considering that Lilly has done a parody of Priyanka’s single featuring Pitbull, “Exotic,” in the past, Priyanka replied saying she couldn’t wait for Lily’s take on her show. “Thank u hon!! Can’t wait for ur take on Quantico next!!” wrote Priyanka. “You know it,” tweeted Lilly to that. So we should surely expect a “Quantico” parody from her soon!
It’s lovely to see the mutual admiration among desi entertainers, isn’t it? “Quantico” premieres on ABC Sept. 27, 10/9 C.