Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra reveals her mission to fight Indian stereotypes in Hollywood. Sarah Mills reports.
Bollywood star Priyanka Chopra is on a mission to change the way Hollywood views Indian actors. Now with her film and music career expanding outside of Indian cinema the 31-year old hopes to change common misconceptions she feels people may have about India. (SOUNDBITE) (English) PRIYANKA CHOPRA, SAYING: 'We don't travel on elephants, there aren't any snake charmers on the side of the road, everybody doesn't talk like Apu from 'The Simpsons,' Chopra's latest film role is as an animated aeroplane in Disney's adventure 'Planes' - a part she hopes will help her move from Bollywood to Hollywood. (SOUNDBITE) (English) PRIYANKA CHOPRA, SAYING: "There is a very big stereotype with Indian actors, and you get only Indian parts. But there is a stereotype that there's a certain accent and there's a certain vibe and how is that cool. I felt a lot of that and I really want to be able to change that, for people to be proud of their roots." Chopra's step into Tinsletown coincides with the launch of her latest single, Exotic. With a new album coming soon, more films in the pipeline - and her own milkshake - get ready to see whole lot more of Priyanka Chopra.