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Piggy Chops in Canada

Update : 22 Nov 2016, 06:46 PM
Priyanka Chopra, star of the ABC series Quantico, was in Mississauga on Sunday for the international launch of her Punjabi feature film, Sarvann. The film is the third to be produced by Chopra and tells the coming-of-age tale of a young man living in Canada who returns to India to reconnect with his roots. And Toronto, she says, was the ideal place to debut the trailer. The film, starring Punjabi star Amrinder Gill, shot in both Canada and the northern Indian city of Chandigarh, marks Chopra's foray into Punjabi cinema. But she hopes the message will resonate with all audiences, especially at a time when she says so much emphasis is placed on what divides people. Carving out a life away from home an experience one that Chopra, who made the leap from Mumbai's Bollywood scene — where she is already a megastar — to Hollywood, knows all too well. "Yes, I have got the opportunity to not play the exotic sidekick in a big movie or I've got the opportunity to headline a TV show as the lead of a show, but that doesn't usually happen to South Asian actors," she said. PC doesn't star in Sarvann herself, however. With nearly 50 Bollywood credits to her name, a busy schedule filming Quantico and a lead role in the upcoming production of Baywatch, the film puts Chopra on the other side of the camera. And she's using the opportunity to reflect on the reality of life away from home.
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