Priyanka Chopra Signs New TV Deal With Amazon to Produce South Asian Shows

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Priyanka signed a major TV deal with Amazon that will add more diversity to the platform. 

Last year, actress and singer, Priyanka Chopra made a statement saying one of her dreams was “to be able to make or produce a movie that has a predominantly South Asian cast.” Today, Priyanka can say this dream will come true, in her new deal with Amazon’s streaming platform. This deal will include adding more South Asian diversity to the platform and will also include shows being produced in different languages such as Hindi.

 

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YESSSS @amazonstudios, LET’S 👏GET 👏 IT!!! So honored and excited to finally share this news with you. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Looking ahead, we already have so much on our slate! Big thank you to @jsalke and her team at Amazon for being such great partners, and for sharing in the belief that talent and good content knows no boundaries.⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ As both an actor and producer, I have always dreamt of an open canvas of creative talent coming together from all over the world to create great content irrespective of language and geography. This has always been the DNA of my production house Purple Pebble Pictures, and is the foundation of this exciting new endeavor with Amazon. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ And as a storyteller, my quest is to constantly push myself to explore new ideas that not only entertain, but most importantly, open minds and perspectives. ⁣⁣Looking back on my 20 year career, nearly 60 films later, I hope that I’m on my way to achieving that. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Thank you to all of you who have been a big part of my journey so far. And for those who are just getting to know me, or maybe only recognize me as Alex Parrish from Quantico, I’m excited for you to get to know me better. ⁣ @purplepebblepictures⁣⁣ @variety @marcmalkin

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In an interview with Variety, Priyanka explained that her desire to produce South Asian shows comes from her childhood, “as a teenager, I didn’t see representations of myself in American pop culture or even global pop culture outside of the stereotypical caricatures of South Asians.” You may see the multi-talented star in front of and also behind the camera. The couple is currently working on a show called Sangeet, which features an Indian pre-wedding tradition.

On top of that, this is a great initiative from Amazon. Expanding its cultural diversity is a smart move and we cannot wait to see Priyanka’s productions.