Priyanka Chopra Jonas on Citadel, her recent podcast and the non-negotiables of her career
Priyanka Chopra Jonas and Richard Madden discussed their upcoming Citadel series ahead of its Asia-Pacific premiere, during a press conference held in Mumbai. Citadel is a spy series starring Richard Madden and Priyanka Chopra Jonas in lead roles, along with veteran talents such as Stanley Tucci and Lesley Manville in supporting roles. The six-episode series was produced by Russo Brothers’ renowned company AGBO and showrunner David Weil, and will premiere on Prime Video on April 28.
Priyanka Chopra Jonas, who plays Nadia Sinh in the series, said: “When Jennifer Salke, who is the head of Amazon Studios, introduced me to Citadel, she wanted to create an international and global franchise – an original IP that connects really the world. . Amazon strongly believes in diversity, and true diversity is represented internationally, not only by having different skin tones, but also by listening to how people speak and immersing themselves in culture. And this show has an incredible ability to spread across all countries and continents. So, I didn’t even know the story, and I said “yes, I do”.
Actor Richard Madden, who plays Mason Kane in the series, added: “Citadel has been incredibly physically demanding. But I think that’s what really makes you dream. It’s not just a gun show or a fight sequence. This is how these two characters physically interact and how they dance together. We learn a little more about the two of them in each action sequence. Just like in the dramatic scenes, the stakes are so high because of the adrenaline of what’s happening. The show works in both drama and action sequences.
Priyanka Chopra, who recently made headlines for her controversial comments about being stuck in Bollywood on a podcast, took a moment to outline her stance on the controversy, “When I was on a podcast, we asked me about my life journey. So, I was speaking the truth of my journey. Now I’m confident enough to talk about this phase of my life. I think now, where I am, I was “good enough” to express how I felt. I think I had a very tumultuous relationship with what happened. But I forgave and moved on a long time ago and I made peace with it, which is why it was easy for me to talk about it openly and in a safe space.
The actress also revealed the factors that are non-negotiable for her when it comes to putting together projects. “I can no longer work with people I no longer like. This is definitely a non-negotiable for me. I have to admire and admire the people around me. I’ve been doing this for a very long time. I want to be excited about going to work. I want to be inspired to go to work, and that has become non-negotiable for me. So when I meet people I’m going to work with, I take mental notes. But it’s really something that has become really important to me since I moved on,” Priyanka added.
Citadel will stream exclusively on Prime Video starting April 28. The series will begin with two episodes premiering, followed by one episode airing weekly until May 26. The global series will air in 240 countries and territories in various international languages, and will be available in India in English, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Malayalam.
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