Priyanka Chopra: I have opened doors for women of colour in American showbiz

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Priyanka Chopra in high slit gown and high heels shooting for Quantico.

The TV series Quantico, which gave a big break to Priyanka Chopra in American showbiz, aired its last episode on Friday – August 3. The series, which premeried on ABC on September 7, 2015, has been dropped because of its low ratings.

But the actress says she is happy to have opened the gates for women of colour to play lead roles in American showbiz.

Priyanka Chopra, who played the role of FBI agent Alex Parrish, ends up becoming a prime suspect in a terror attack on Grand Central terminal in the Quantico series.

Tweeting her farewell to Quantico, Priyanka said, “As the season ends, I am saying goodbye to Alex Parrish. As you’ll see, her story will come full circle…and that is the best feeling as an actor. Bringing Alex to life has challenged me physically and emotionally, but even more significant it has (I hope) cracked the door open for female talent and women of color to play leading ladies.’’

Praising the Quantico cast and audiences, Priyanka Chopra added, “Thank you for opening your homes and hearts to me every week! Thank you to the cast and crew of Quantico for being such an amazing team to work with, for all the memories that I will cherish… Memories of laughter, of learning new things, of making friends for life. It was a pleasure working with each and every one of you, and I look forward to crossing paths again.’’

But she has quite a few things lined up for her in American showbiz. The 2000 Miss World is set to star opposite Chris Pratt in Michelle MacLaren’s film ‘Cowboy Ninja Viking.’

She also has been in the news for her engagement with singer Nick Jonas on her 36th birthday in July in London.

As she plans to marry Jonas later this year, Priyanka Chopra has even walked out of Salman Khan-starrer Bharat.

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