Priyanka Chopra Signs Development Deal With ABC TV

Alphabet network to develop or cast Bollywood star in project for next fall

Priyanka Chopra
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Bollywood star Priyanka Chopra has signed a one-year TV development deal with ABC Television Studios. Chopra, known to Bollywood fans all over the world for Hindi blockbusters such as “Krrish” and “Don,” is to topline an ABC series  developed for her or star in an existing project targeted for next fall.

ABC casting topper Keli Lee traveled specially to Mumbai, India, to sign Chopra, who started her acting career after winning the Miss World beauty pageant in 2000. Besides acting, she also launched a singing career and signed with Interscope Records/Desi Hits, and her “In My City” is the NFL’s theme song.

“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,” Chopra said in a statement. “I am honored by the opportunity to share my talent with a game-changing network.”

Chopra has more than 45 hits, including one of the all-time Hindi blockbusters, “Krrish,” well as its two sequels, “Don” and “Barfi.” Her latest film, “Mary Kom,” premiered at Toronto last fall.

Chopra is managed by Anjuli Acharia-Bath and repped by Tracy Brennan of CAA.