'Priyanka inspires me'

'Priyanka inspires me'

Guiding force

'Priyanka inspires me'

Actor Parineeti Chopra says the way her cousin Priyanka is working hard on her career in Hollywood is inspiring and ‘insane’.

Priyanka has created waves internationally with her debut American show ‘Quantico’ and is now gearing up for the release of ‘Baywatch’ where she stars as the main antagonist. The film also stars Hollywood biggies Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson and Zac Efron.

Parineeti says thanks to Priyanka, today Indian actors are seen in a different way globally. “She has gone there (West) and represented India. She has also impressed them. I am sure they would be looking at us (Indian actors) in a different light and that is amazing. Kudos to her,” she says.

“She has gone there as a debutante and did a show and now a film. She is a one man army and she inspires me a lot. There is no stopping her whether she is ill or anything. It’s insane,” she said.

The 27-year-old actor said the ‘Mary Kom’ star has been a guiding force in her life, both professionally and personally. “Emotionally as an elder sister, (be) it work wise or personally, she has always been there for me. She is an amazing sister. She is so busy and successful but still she gives all of us (family) attention. That is amazing,” she says.

“She does everything on her own and does it to the fullest. Whenever I want to talk to her, I just have to call her up. We both talk about each other’s lives. She is a big part of my life,” she adds. The ‘Daawat-e-Ishq’ actor has dubbed for the Hindi version of American filmmaker Steven Spielberg’s ‘The Big Friendly Giant’.

Parineeti has lent her voice for the female protagonist, Sophie, played by 12-year-old Ruby Barnhill. The dubbed Hindi version of the fantasy adventure film is set to release in India this Friday. Parineeti said Priyanka is aware of her debut Hollywood venture. “She knows about it. When it releases, I will ask her to see the film.”

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