Most of us are know that Bollywood actors Priyanka Chopra and Parineeti Chopra are cousins. However, not many are aware that Priyanka has two more cousins in the film industry. While Parineeti Chopra has already set her foothold in the B-Town, other cousins Meera Chopra and Barbie Handa are trying to make a mark in the industry.
Now we have their diva sister Priyanka who says that she will help her cousins by protecting them. "It has been a great journey till now. When I came here into the film business there was no one to support or back me or help me. I was not from film industry, I was alone. Now that I am here I will protect them," Priyanka said at an interview.
"I will make sure I am there for them. It warms my heart to see my cousins coming here," she added. Priyanka Chopra, who is from an Army background had no such thing called as a formal training in acting and yet she has turned out to be brilliant on screen. She has proved herself with versatile roles in films such as Barfi, Fashion, 7 Khoon Maaf and Aitraaz. "I am spontaneous. I haven't learnt acting process so my style is different. If I do research I do it for 2-3 months and forget it," she said.
The 31-year-old actress is currently looking forward to the release of her next movie Zanjeer. This is set to hit the theatres on September 6.
Have a look at the slide show for images and details of the Chopra cousins.
Who is Barbie Handa?
Barbie Handa has acted in over thirteen television commercials so far. She gained recognition in the industry after she did an ad with cousin Priyanka for Dabur hair oil. Barbie will next be on the big screen with the Telugu movie Prema Geema Jantha Nai.
Meera Chopra has set her foothold in the South Indian cinema. The actress has acted in quite a few movies in Tamil and Telugu film industry. She will soon be seen making a debut in Bollywood as well. Her upcoming Hindi movies are Bhaiyyaji Superhitt and Gang of Ghosts.
She doesn't need an introduction. Parineeti has been offered back-to-back movies in Bollywood. She has impressed everyone and is all set for her upcoming movie Shuddh Desi Romance.
Piggy Chops In Zanjeer
In the all new Zanjeer, Priyanka will be seen stepping in the shoes of Jaya Bachchan. However, there have been many changes in the role. "My character has changed completely, only the name is same - Mala. In the film I come from New York, she is an NRI.
Following Big B?
Zanjeer will be the third film of PC which is a remake of Amitabh Bachchan. Earlier she has been part of Don and Agneepath. "It is a big coincidence I did not plan it. I feel fortunate as I am a big fan of him. I can't play Amitabh Bachchan on screen. So being part of his remakes is the closest that I can get to him," she said.
Priyanka Chopra tells us that work is whats keeps her going. "My work has been my biggest supporting factor. I have been working since the age of 17. After three days of my father's demise I had started working, as I feel if you work you forget things and that is better for me," she said.