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Priyanka Chopra makes a splash with Baywatch cast at CinemaCon 2017


The actress joined the cast including Dwayne Johnson, Alexandra Daddario and Zac Efron as they premiered a graphic, but hilarious preview of their upcoming film Baywatch at the CinemaCon 2017. 

Shriram Iyengar

Priyanka Chopra, Dwayne Johnson, Zac Efron joined the rest of the Baywatch cast on stage at the CinemaCon 2017 in Las Vegas to prove why the film has generated so much buzz. In a preview that was as stylish as it was hilarious, Johnson led the rest of the cast on stage to announce an extended, graphic, preview of the film's trailer. Funnily enough, the cast called it the 'FU preview - for F@#*ing Unbelievable'. 

Reports suggest that the preview offered an extended look at a gun toting and more dangerous Victoria Leeds. Leeds, played by Chopra, is the main villain of the film. For her fans complaining of the minimal appearance of the actress so far, she seems to have been one of the star attractions at the preview. The actress's character takes on a more sinister appearance with her 'F-bomb dropping' and gun toting look.

CinemaCon 2017 is an annual convention of theatre owners from across the United States of America that focusses on major advances in movie technology and presentations from major studios on thier upcoming projects. The trailer for the film was lifted by its hilarious tone, including the scene in the morgue where a dead man's fat drips onto Efron's mouth. However, audiences at the CinemaCon 2017 had the advantage of sneaking a peek at another hilarious scene of Johnson goading Efron's character into touching a dead man's penis. The audience of theatre owners at Las Vegas might have found it rip-roaringly hilarious, but the censor board in India is likely to snip it off. We're still talking about the scene. 

The cast even got together to perform a skit around their characters in the film. Chopra, quite the singer, joined the rest of the leading ladies in the film backstage as they performed to the track 'Not So Innocent'. 

The buzz for the film sounds quite optimistic. With Johnson already calling Baywatch 'The Avengers of the beach', it is likely to spawn a whole new franchise by itself. 

Baywatch stars Dwayne Johnson, Zac Efron, Priyanka Chopra, Alexandra Daddario, Kelly Rohrbach and Jon Bass. The film is scheduled for theatrical release on 26 May.