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May 24, 2014

Actions Speak Louder Than Words

Text by Neha Gupta. Photograph by Poulomi Dey

Applauded for her acts in the Tanishq ad, Nirbhaya and Gulaab Gang, Priyanka Bose brilliantly explores different mediums

She started her silver screen career with small roles in Love Sex Aur Dhoka, Johnny Gaddar and Guzaarish. But, Priyanka Bose was really noticed by the audiences as the Tanishq girl who has a daughter and remarries. Priyanka has since, reaped several compliments. “Of all the ones I received, I still don’t know what some meant when they say, ‘You have a very intelligent face for Bollywood!’”

Ever since she was a child, Priyanka was aware that the world of entertainment was her calling. “I’ve grown up watching Zeenat Aman, Shabana Azmi, Smita Patel, great actresses who were different and the industry gave them a chance. I started dancing at an early age and continued till I was 20. Through those years I tried in every possible way to find a foothold and create a niche for myself in this system.”

It seems like she is almost there with her recent touring the world for the play Nirbhaya that focusses on the December 16 gangrape, as well as her bravura performance in Bollywood’s Gulaab Gang where she shares screen space with veteran actors. If this isn’t enough, to take another step to fame, Hollywood pinched her to personate a prostitute in director Jeffrey D Brown’s Sold. “I work as a student of life and will draw the line when the character is in any way repressed. I just can’t be arm candy.”

Priyanka maintains a fine balance between theatre and films. “For whoever wants me, I just have to love the script. I’m here to reach out, speak out and tell stories.” It’s only a matter of time till she shows yet another side of hers in Sarthak Dasgupta’s The Music Teacher.

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