Priyanka Chopra's 2017 plans: Two Hindi films and face of Assam tourism; what next?

FP Staff

December 21, 2016 11:29:37 IST

Priyanka Chopra is back in India and she is already making waves. After receiving the Global Icon of The Year award at the Stardust Awards, she was announced as the brand ambassador for Assam tourism.

Priyanka Chopra. AP

Priyanka Chopra. AP Image

NDTV reports that Chopra signed a 'free of cost' agreement with the Assam government that will be in effect for two years.

Her first appearance as the tourism brand ambassador will be on the Christmas Eve when she will participate in International Tour Operators Conclave in the state capital Guwahati.

This will be another foray for Chopra in the regional space as she has already turned producer and her banner Purple Pebble Pictures is producing regional films in Marathi and Punjabi.

The officials had initially approached former Indian cricket team captain and Bharat Ratna awardee Sachin Tendulkar for the position but he politely turned it down.

It will be a year to look forward to for Chopra as the United Nations has declared 2017 as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development. Since Chopra is a global icon now and has international presence owing to her American television series Quantico, her face will attract even more tourists to the scenic state of Assam.

Also, the Times of India reports that Chopra has confirmed that she will be signing two Hindi films in January. Her last Hindi outing was Prakash Jha's cop drama Jai Gangajal earlier this year. She spent the majority of the year in the USA shooting for Quantico and her first Hollywood film Baywatch, in which she plays the antagonist.

According to the same report by the Times of India, Chopra also announced that the Baywatch team is planning a global promotional tour before the film hits the theaters on 26 May, 2017. She confirmed that the entire cast including Dwayne Johnson and Zac Effron will visit India to promote the film.

As we wait for further developments, we cannot wait for Chopra to grace the silver screen again after she zeroes in on the two projects next month.

Updated Date: Dec 21, 2016 11:29 AM