Priyanka Chopra is out to put India on the global map again. She is on board to play the villain in the upcoming Baywatch movie, based on the hugely popular 1990s TV series, Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson announced via an online video.
"She's one of the biggest stars in the world... the beautiful Priyanka Chopra, welcome to Baywatch," Johnson said in a video posted on Instagram.
He is seen in the frame with the former beauty queen against seaside and excitement seems to be at its peak.
Priyanka, who has found international popularity after playing the lead role in American show Quantico, shared on social media:
— PRIYANKA (@priyankachopra) February 16, 2016
Her debut film in Bollywood, Aitraaz, in fact featured her in a negative role. In Baywatch, she will be seen essaying Victoria Leeds, said a report by people.com.
Here is The Rock's instagram post welcoming Priyanka Chopra to the dysfunctional family:
She's one of the biggest stars in the world. Insanely talented, relentlessly smokin' and extremely dangerous - perfect for #BAYWATCH. Welcome @PriyankaChopra to our bad ass and incredibly dysfunctional family. Cue RATED R slo-mo running on the beach. We start shooting next week. World.. #WelcomeToBaywatch 🇺🇸🌊🇮🇳👊🏾
One of the most watched TV shows globally, Baywatch, was about the Los Angeles county lifeguards who patrol the beaches of Los Angeles, California. It starred David Hasselhoff and Pamela Anderson among others.
Priyanka will begin shooting for the movie version of the show with its cast and crew next week.
Messages congratulating the actress, who was named to receive the Padma Shri honour from the Indian government last month, poured in from her friends in Bollywood.
First Deepika and now Priyanka, Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson has now bagged two films with Bollywood's most in-demand actresses. Priyanka Chopra, in the meanwhile, is setting some major career goals for all of us. Way to go, Priyanka!
First Published On : Feb 17, 2016 14:12 IST