Five memorable performances of Priyanka Chopra

Priyanka Chopra is one of the most versatile actors in of Bollywood. Besides being an actor, she is a singer and a philanthropist. She has played all kinds of roles – from a seductress to an autistic person, to a murderess. She has also worked in Hollywood and cut albums. Her work in the serial Quantico has been praised by all. Of course, she is also a former Miss World. Priyanka has been named as one of the Top 100 Most Influential persons in the world. She was awarded the Padma Shri by the Government of India in 2016.

Here are some of her best performances in Hindi movies:

 

  • Aitraz (2004)

This is considered to be one of Priyanka’s best performances. It’s one of her earlier films, and still remembered and admired. Priyanka played the role of Sonia, a young woman who does not mind using her body to get ahead in life. Even though she has a relationship with Akshay Kumar, she tries to seduce others if she thinks they can help her with her career. When Akshay breaks off with her because he does not like her ways, she marries a much older man, who turns out to be Akshay’s boss. She then wants to have a physical relationship with Akshay, who is, by now, married to Kareena Kapoor. How this unravels forms the rest of the story. Priyanka won the Filmfare Award for Best Performance in a Negative Role, and was nominated for the Best Supporting Actress award as well.

 

  • Fashion(2008)

Fashion was another milestone in Priyanka’s career. She won the National Award for Best Actress for this film. Playing the role of Meghna Mathur, a small-town girl aspiring to be a supermodel, Priyanka gave a flawless performance. The film showed the rise and fall of a supermodel. The story takes various turns, with Meghna going through several upheavals. In the end, she determinedly revives her career as a supermodel.

 

  • Kaminey(2009)

Though Priyanka did not play a pivotal role in Kaminey, her performance made people sit up and take notice. She played the role of Sweety Shekhar Bhope, sister of a gangster, and the girlfriend of the protagonist (Shahid Kapoor, in one of his fines roles). The rather complex storyline revolves around Shahid, but Priyanks stole the show in the limited role that she had.

  • Barfi

Priyanka’s performance in the movie was so amazing that it was difficult to believe that she was just playing a role. As Jhilmil Chatterjee, an autistic, wealthy heiress, Priyanka wowed everybody. While Ranbir Kapoor was the pivotal character, Priyanka had a very important role. The film follows the life of Barfi, or Murphy, who is deaf and mute, and has a relationship first with Shruti Ghosh Sengupta (Ileana D’Cruz), and then with Jhilmil (Priyanka).  But Jhilmil is the true love of his life, even though circumstances force him to marry Shruti. The film has a very touching end, as both Barfi and Jhilmil die together in a hospital bed.

  • Mary Kom

This was a difficult role for Priyanka as she had to look like boxer Mary Kom. She underwent intense physical training for three months to attain the muscular physique. The way she played Mary Kom, it was as if she really was Mary. The real life Mary Kom also praised her performance in the film.

 

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