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Priyanka Chopra signs deal with US TV network

Mumbai, Dec 18 (IANS) Bollywood star Priyanka Chopra, who has already made inroads into foreign shores with her music, has signed a one-year TV development deal with US-based ABC Television Studios.

“A new step… An evolution of my creative self…yikes… Here we go,” Priyanka tweeted.

The 32-year-old National Award winning actress, known for Hindi blockbusters such as “Krrish 3” and “Barfi!”, is to topline an ABC series developed for her or star in an existing project targeted for next fall, according to a report by variety.com.

ABC head of casting Keli Lee especially came down here to sign Priyanka.

“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,” the former beauty queen said in a statement.

“I am honoured by the opportunity to share my talent with a game-changing network,” added the actress, who has made a mark in the international music circuit by recording tracks with stars like Pitbull and Will.i.am.

On the homeground, she is also set to turn a producer with “Madamji”, to be helmed by National Award-winning director Madhur Bhandarkar.

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