7 Unforgettable Roles Played by Priyanka Chopra

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Barfi (2012)

In this romantic-comedy directed by Anurag Basu, Priyanka Chopra plays Jhilmil, a young woman with autism. The actor conducted research and spent time with autistic people in order to understand and do justice to her character. Her performance in the film was universally praised.

7 Khoon Maaf (2011)

Priyanka Chopra plays the femme fatale Susanna in this critically acclaimed black comedy directed by Vishal Bharadwaj. The film, which is an allegory for the seven deadly sins, is about a woman who murders her husbands in creative ways. The role won her the Filmfare Award for Best Actress (Critics).

Fashion (2008)

This Madhur Bhandarkar film follows the journey of a small-town girl as she becomes a successful supermodel. Priyanka Chopra employed method acting to imbue her character with realism. The film, which marked a turning point for Chopra’s career, won her several awards for acting.

Aitraaz (2004)

Priyanka Chopra boldly took on the challenge of playing a negative role in this Abbas-Mustan film. Her character Sonia falsely accuses her ex-boyfriend (Akshay Kumar) of sexual harassment, and it is up to his wife (Kareena Kapoor) to defend his innocence in court.

Bajirao Mastani (2015)

This historical romance directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali follows the epic love story of Peshwa Bajirao (Ranveer Singh) and Mastani (Deepika Padokone). However, it is Priyanka Chopra who steals the show for her stirring performance as the Peshwa’s righteously scornful first wife, Kashibai.

Mary Kom (2014)

In this biopic, Priyanka Chopra plays award-winning boxer Mary Kom. She underwent months of preparation to build the required physique, and familiarise herself with the sport and Mary Kom’s boxing style. She also sang the lullaby ‘Chaoro’, which is one of the songs on the film’s soundtrack.

Dil Dhadakne Do (2015)

Directed by Zoya Akhtar, this feel-good film with an ensemble cast tells the story of a wealthy dysfunctional family. Priyanka Chopra plays an ambitious businesswoman who is stuck in a loveless marriage. Her character eventually breaks free and reunites with her childhood love.

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