Priyanka Chopra who played a role of a Calcutta-based cabaret dancer from the 80’s — in ‘Gunday’, has been wildly appreciated for her fine performance in the film. With this movie, she has yet again shown that she is a powerhouse performer, tackling the various layers of her character Nandita. So it’s not a surprise that praises have been flowing in from all corners of the country. Her ability to stand out despite an ensemble star cast has brought her accolades.
Arjun Kapoo who is Priyanka’s co-star in Gunday says, “Priyanka has been cast very aptly. I don’t know how to explain this, but both of us, Ranveer Singh and I, were boys without her. We became men when we shared screen space with her. That’s a very important quality for a woman to have — she makes us feel like men.”
She is one those very few actresses who has managed to achieve fame both critically as well as commercially. On one hand, her films like ‘Don 2’, ‘Agneepath’, ‘Barfi’ and ‘Krissh 3’ entered the `100-crore club. And, on the other, she earned critical acclaim for movies like ‘Kaminey’, ‘7 Khoon Maaf’, ‘Barfi’ and ‘Fashion’, for which she won a National Award as well.
Filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar says, “She is a director’s actor. She asks the right questions on the set, operates with clarity and treats the film as more important than herself. This is what sets her apart.” PC’s next, Mary Kom, is keenly awaited. A trade source explains, “Considering the business four of her films have done in the last two years, she is one of the most commercially reliable stars in Bollywood.” On her part, the actress maintains, “I love what I do and am very thankful to be given the opportunity to be a part of all kinds of cinema.”
Priyanka was recently conferred the title of ‘The Actress of the Decade’, at the India Leadership Conclave and Indian Affairs Business Leadership Awards 2013. She was also adjudged India’s Most Powerful Celebrity – Female, by Femina magazine, courtesy the fact that she grabs eyeballs in every avatar she dons.