Actress Priyanka Chopra is among the pioneering actresses who also went into film production. A few years ago, Priyanka started her production house, Purple Pebble Pictures, which has produced mainly regional films. Priyanka spoke about her decision to become a film producer and what inspired her, at the 18th Hindustan Times Leadership Summit on Thursday.
Priyanka was joined by her singer husband Nick Jonas for their virtual interaction. Even Nick has recently become a producer on the Netflix Christmas movie Dash and Lily. Speaking of her production house, Priyanka said: “When I joined the film industry (and that applies to both, in America and in India), there are always opportunities for the greats, who have established themselves. It takes a long time for talent in writing, directing, producing and acting to get through the doors. My company was about providing opportunities for smaller, more colorful stories and that’s how the regional cinema thing started, ”he said.
“And my mother also told me that when I turn 30, at the ripe old age of 30, I may not have a career very soon. So I was like, ‘You’re right.’ We started the company and today in both countries, in multiple languages, in multiple media ”, he said. “My greatest joy with Purple Pebble is being able to create a South Asian cast, movies and TV shows in Hollywood. We haven’t seen it very often. Really my quest is to try to influence Hollywood with Indian talent, as much as I can, ”he added.
Priyanka also spoke about the future of cinema with the advent of streaming platforms. “In India, we tend to think of streaming services as second best for cinemas when it comes to storytelling,” he said. “I do not agree with that. Of course, there is a romance and charm to having a theatrical release, but there is an absolute need for streaming services. “
Priyanka has a list of streaming projects online. In January, he will appear in Ramin Bahrani’s The White Tiger and Robert Rodriguez’s We Can Be Heroes, both on Netflix. It has a lucrative deal with Amazon Prime Video, which will allow it to produce content in a variety of genres and languages.