Good News For Priyanka Chopra, Her 2nd Hollywood Outing Is Less Disastrous Than The First

Priyanka Chopra who has lately been under the radar for her love life and for appearing in controversial anti-India episode of the American series Quantico , may at last breathe a sigh of relief as far as her Hollywood career in concerned .

Her second Hollywood outing A Kid Like Jake a sensitive film about a little child with gender issues and hoow his parents come to terms with their son’s feminine personality , features Priyanka in a decent respectable thought brief role that insults neither intelligence nor any culture.

It would be recalled with a shudder how disastrous Priyanka’s Hollywood debut was in Baywatch where she was reduced to a caricature of a vamp.

In A Kid Like Jake which I had the privilege of seeing this week, Priyanka is cast as Amal,a mother of a young son whose husband (played by Asif Mandvi) is an obnoxious insensitive self-obsessed money-making Asian.

Priyanka has just three sequences with Claire Danes who plays the lead of the perplexed mother .In all three sequences Priyanka leaves an impression specially in the well-crafted dinner sequence at restaurant where her husband insists on embarrassing her in front of guests.

In terms of footage it is not a big role.And if offered a similar ‘heroine ki saheli’ part in Bollywood(the kind Aruna Irani played in the 1970s) Priyanka would have rejected it outright. But here in a prestigious American film she seems content doing a secondary role, albeit a well-etched but peripheral part.

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