Priyanka Chopra speaks about donning bikini in ‘Baywatch’


After creating waves with her American drama series ‘Quantico’, Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra is all set to present award at the Oscars this year. After that, she will begin shooting for her Hollywood movie ‘Baywatch’ with Dwayne Johnson and Zac Efron.

Back home, her action drama ‘Jai Gangaajal’ in which she plays the role of a tough cop is set to hit theatres soon. The ‘Bajirao Mastani’ actress has been balancing her parallel careers in home and abroad very well.

Priyanka opened up about her plans for the Oscars, Hollywood and Bollywood movies in an interview with a leading publication.

Her Hollywood venture ‘Baywatch’ is a big screen adaptation of the 1990s popular drama series about a team of lifeguards. The series had gorgeous ladies clad in bikini running slow-mo across the beach. However, Priyanka said that one has to wait and watch if she dons a swimsuit at all.

"So you'll have to wait and watch to know if I need to wear a swimsuit at all. I am the interruption in the slow motion run on the beach," the actress said, but she didn’t deny the chances of sporting a bikini.

When asked if she was working hard to get a beach body, she told that she already has one. "What do you mean? I always have a bikini body! I am not doing anything extra for the film," Priyanka added with a laugh.

Priyanka has appeared in a bikini in her 2008 film ‘Dostana’ and also in the music video of her song ‘Exotic’.         

She also said that it is too soon to speculate whether she will romance Dwayne or be his antagonist in the film.

About her upcoming Bollywood release ‘Jai Gangaajal’, the Priyanka said that it is a special film and that people will talk about its director Prakash Jha, who makes his film debut with.

"I think they will be talking a lot about Prakashji's character. It's not out-and out negative, more like tinged with grey. I used to pull his leg on the sets as this is his first film as a full-fledged actor. He was a real sport," she explained.

Regarding her dress code for the Oscars, Priyanka said that she hasn’t decided yet. “Well, I have no idea because I fall in love with every next outfit that I wear. I decide things at the last minute. I’m just happy that in my span of six months (in Hollywood) I’ve already got an opportunity to present at the Oscars,” she revealed.

The 88th Oscars will be held on the evening of Sunday February 28 which is early morning on February 29 for India. The event will be hosted by comedian Chris Rock and will be aired live on ABC network.