Priyanka Chopra on Stephen Colbert show speaks about success of La La Land and how she hates term Bollywood

Priyanka Chopra said, on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, that the warm reception of La La Land is a sign of the West accepting the Bollywood narrative.

FP Staff February 06, 2017 17:31:10 IST
Priyanka Chopra on Stephen Colbert show speaks about success of La La Land and how she hates term Bollywood

Priyanka Chopra appeared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and had a nine-minute chat with the celebrated host about her popularity in India, the Indian film industry, her high school and college days in the USA and her Hollywood projects — Quantico and Baywatch.

Priyanka Chopra on Stephen Colbert show speaks about success of La La Land and how she hates term Bollywood

Priyanka Chopra in a still from The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. YouTube

Chopra, like many other Hindi film personalities, in the past have expressed her reservations against the Hindi film industry being dubbed as 'Bollywood'. She pointed out that unlike Hollywood, Bollywood is not actually a geographical place. But when Chopra said that the Indian film industry churns out around four to five thousand films annually, Colbert jokingly suggested that Hollywood should be named after the Indian film industry in that case.

Chopra also said that she is glad that Damien Chazelle's musical La La Land was received so warmly in the USA as it has paved the way for Hollywood enthusiasts to comprehend the narrative style of the traditional Hindi films, which is full of song and dance sequences. "Otherwise Bollywood is just considered a zumba class around the world," said, Chopra on the show.

The star also disclosed that three former Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) spies were present during the filming of the first three episode of Quantico. They acted as creative consultants for the television series as Chopra plays a CIA spy in the show. She shared that those three spies had so many interesting anecdotes to narrate that the entire cast and crew had a blast listening to them.

When Colbert asked her the difference between spies and actors (since the job of both is to pretend), Chopra pointed out that actors do not infiltrate people's homes. To which, Colbert wittily retorted that actors infiltrate homes every day through the television box, much to the amusement of Chopra.

Watch The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, featuring Priyanka Chopra, below.

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