Priyanka Chopra: I have locked 3 films, but can’t announce right now

There has been lots of speculation about the star’s next film. At a press event held today, the actress said that, at this moment, she could neither confirm nor deny signing the Kalpana Chawla biopic or any other project.

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Priyanka Chopra is in Mumbai after a long time and apart from catching up with the industry folk, friends and fans, the actress also took time to address the press at an event. Chopra unveiled the new trailer of Baywatch, which has a lot more of her character Victoria Leeds to offer. 

While everyone’s hugely excited for Chopra’s Hollywood debut, fans are also waiting to find out what her next Hindi project will be. In the last few weeks, Chopra's name has been attached to many films and the speculations are going stronger by the day. These include the Kalpana Chawla biopic, Aniruddha Roy Choudhury’s next, Vikas Bahl’s Indo-French project and Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s next production.  

When asked about which one will be her next Hindi film, the actress said that it all depended on whether her TV show Quantico, to which she is contractually bound, gets renewed for a third season or not. If it gets renewed it will once again take up most of her time, pushing the possibility of a Hindi film to next year.

Chopra says, “Because I don’t know what’s happening to season 3 (of Quantico) I am listening to a lot of scripts. A lot of filmmakers have met me… in New York, many I met here. There are a lot of scripts I like but once I know what my schedule is then only I can figure out when I am doing a film. I can tell you for sure that I have locked three, but I can’t announce till I know my dates. And I don’t know when its going to be… this year, next year or end of the year. As of now, actually I don’t know what I am doing after June.

The picture should become clearer in "the next 15 days" though, assures the actress. ABC is slated to decide the fate of Quantico in May.

Chopra confesses that she has been missing working in India. “I definitely miss being in a Hindi film. This is my home, my people, my industry. I am having so much fun meeting everyone right now. I have come here for a few days and every day I am meeting people. It’s been a wonderful homecoming.”