‘Desi Girl’ Goes Global
As the Queen of hearts and the global ‘Desi Girl’ turns 38, we take a look at some of the many achievements of PeeCee, besides acting.
An Unconventional Entrepreneur
Chopra has also invested in Bumble, a dating and social media app developed by another woman entrepreneur in tech, Whitney Wolfe Herd.
In September 2019, Bumble had announced a $5,000 grant for women entrepreneurs.
Global Singing Sensation
Her first single, “In My City”, featuring rapper will.i.am, debuted in the US on 13 September 2012 in a TV spot for the NFL Network’s Thursday Night Football.
In July 2013, Chopra released her second single ‘Exotic’ featuring American rapper Pitbull, along with its music video. ‘Exotic’ debuted at number 16 on the Billboard Dance/Electronic Songs and number 11 on the Dance/Electronic Digital Songs chart on 27 July 2013 issue.
Chopra’s first song as a playback singer in Bollywood was ‘Chaoro’, a lullaby from ‘Mary Kom’ (2014). In 2015, she sang the title song, a duet with Farhan Akhtar, for ‘Dil Dhadakne Do’.
Donning The Producer’s Hat
In 2014, it was announced that Chopra will be playing the protagonist in Madhur Bhandarkar’s film ‘Madamji’ and will be co-producing it with Bhandarkar Entertainment. In 2016, Chopra took to Twitter to announce her production house Purple Pebble Pictures’ first venture – ‘It’s My City’, a bi-weekly sitcom about 4 girls sharing an apartment in Mumbai and their life and struggles.
The series aired exclusively on mobile app nexGTV, which is a digital platform for entertainment.
Inking A Deal With Amazon
Before striking the deal, Chopra Jonas was already collaborating with Amazon on two television projects: “Sangeet,” an unscripted series co-produced with her husband, Nick Jonas, based on the Indian pre-wedding tradition in which the families of the bride and groom compete against each other in song and dance, and “Citadel,” Anthony and Joe Russo’s spy series in which she’ll star with Richard Madden.