Priyanka Chopra who returned to Mumbai on March 28 with herQuantico co-star, the Palestinian-Egyptian actressYasmine Al Massri aka Jaz , was up for a chock-a-block schedule with over 30 brand endorsements shoots, four film meetings and two magazine photoshoots. But the actress had to put her plans on hold when her maternal grandmother, Madhu Jyotsana Akhouri, passed away on Friday at the age of 94.
PeeCee resumes work after returning from the funeral in Cochin, where she was present for all the rituals. After making inroads in Hollywood with a primetime show in Quantico and her first big screen role in Baywatch , costarring Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson and Zac Effron, the 33-year-old actress is now making inroads in regional cinema on home ground with her banner, Purple Pebble Pictures.
PPP has unveiled her maiden production, Bam Bam Bol Raha Hai Kashi , a Bhojpuri film directed by Santosh Mishra and featuring Amrapali Dubey and Dinesh Lal Yadav, popularly known as Nirahua . The film hits the marquee this Friday in ten cities. “The romance-drama is the first of a string of films PPP is producing this year in an effort to promote regional cinema,” the actress’s spokesperson informed Mirror.Nirahua, the reigning superstar of the Bhojpuri film industry, is excited about having worked in a movie produced by Priyanka, whose Quantico turn has brought her international fame as well as a Best Actress award at the People’s Choice Awards , another first for an Indian. Priyanka will take off to Patna to attend the film’s premiere on June 9 and will promote the film across the centers.”Apart from the Bhojpuri production, PeeCee will also produce one Marathi and one Punjabi film under her home banner. The actress has always believed in the depth of stories and talent in regional cinema and wanted to bring them in the forefront.