New Delhi: Priyanka Chopra made her Tollywood debut with a Tamil film titled ‘Thamizhan’ co-starring Thalapathy Vijay.
In a recent interview to a leading journal, the actress explained how she was new to films in 2000, right after she won the Miss World title. She opened up about her first co-star Thalapathy Vijay and what she learnt from him, she said that she follows one important lesson she learnt from him even today.
Priyanka Chopra in her memoir, ‘Unfinished’, spoke about her debut film and her memories of acting with Thalapathy Vijay. Apart from acting, PeeCee also sang a song titled ‘Ullathai Killathe’, composed by D Imman.
In her latest interview with Vanity Fair, Chopra Jonas explained how she was new to cinema and didn’t know what acting was.
She said, “The first few movies that I did was a Tamil movie called ‘Tamizhan’ and two Hindi movies, ‘Andaaz’ and ‘The Hero.’ They were tagged to be really big movies. And I remember walking on to the sets not knowing anything and thinking that acting was all about the clothes you wear and the makeup that you get done. And then I walked onto a set and I had to think about how to take these words on a paper and make them a person, and that was terrifying.”
“I remember Tamizhan, which was really difficult for me as I did not know Tamil as a language. I was learning it phonetically, memorising it, understanding the meaning behind it, and then saying my lines. But, I loved watching my co-actor Vijay – he was one of the first few influences in my life. He had tremendous humility on set,” she added.
Quoting the lesson Vijay taught her, she said, “Once he comes onto the set, he never leaves the set. And that’s something I do even now. I very rarely will go back to my trailer in between shots, unless it’s a really long time that I have to wait. I’m usually hanging out on set. I’d like to understand why we’re taking different shots. I like to speak to the crew. I like to be in the mix.”
Actor Priyanka Chopra was recently featured on the cover page of the February edition of Vanity Fair, looking absolutely stunning.
Meanwhile, on the work front, Priyanka will be seen in Zoya Akhtar production with Katrina Kaif and Alia Bhatt in Jee Le Zaraa. It is slated to release in 2023. She has also completed shooting for Amazon multi-series ‘Citadel’.
first published:Jan. 15, 2022, 5:26 p.m.