‘Baywatch’ role initially written for a man: Priyanka


WEB DESK: Bollywood actor Priyanka Chopra has revealed that  the character she is playing in her Hollywood debut, the reboot of hit 90s TV series Baywatch, was initially set to be played by a man but the makers decided to change the gender of the character after meeting her.

She made this interesting revelation about her role in an interview with  the Press Trust of India.

The actress said, “The role was initially written for a man and they were talking to me for another part.”

Interestingly, Quantico girl won over the filmmaker and he decided to change the gender of the character.

“After the director met me, they thought I would be better as a villain and then they changed the character to that of a female,” Times of India quoted PeeCee as saying.

Priyanka has been casted for a role in the movie adaptation of popular 90s TV show and will be seen alongside Hollywood mega star Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson. She will be playing the role of a villain Victoria Deeds in the Seth Gordon directorial.The Bajirao Mastani actor, who has previously played negative characters in Bollywood films such as Aitraaz and 7 Khoon Maaf, is excited to take on a similar role once again.

“It was really exciting that they changed the role for me. You have to be a very strong character to take on ‘The Rock’ and the entire lifeguard squad. They will be six whereas I am alone. It looked very cool to me,” she said.

“It is so much fun to play a negative character because you have the liberty to go out of your comfort zone and do anything. Victoria is a very mean character,” said Priyanka on a telephonic conversation with PTI.

The actress already made her successful international debut last year with American TV show ‘Quantico‘, whose second season she is currently shooting.

Back home, Priyanka will be next seen on the big screen in the role of a tough cop in Prakash Jha’s ‘Jai Gangaajal’, which releases on March 4.

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