According to The Hollywood Reporter, Bollywood’s Priyanka Chopra, the Indian film actress, singer and former Miss World 2000, has signed a talent deal with ABC Studios which will develop a show or cast her in an existing project.
The deal marks the first U.S. development pact for Chopra, who has starred in more than 45 movies in India. She portrayed India’s Olympian boxer Mary Kom earlier this year and starred opposite Hrithik Roshan in Krrish 3. She also released a song to a Western audience under a Universal label, earlier this year.
Chopra commented, “I’ve been a longtime fan of ABC shows, and an admirer of how the network has changed the landscape of TV through the diversity of their lead characters. I’m honored by the opportunity to share my talent with a game-changing network, and I’m very much looking forward to participate in this new endeavor.”