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Confirmed! Priyanka Chopra to produce a Hollywood comedy series based on Madhuri Dixit’s life

Indian actress Priyanka Chopra, who has found a foothold in Hollywood, is reportedly executive producing a comedy series about Bollywood’s dancing diva Madhuri Dixit’s life for US network ABC.

Two fantastic divas have joined hands to come up with something exceptional and we can’t keep calm! Indian actress Priyanka Chopra, who has found a foothold in Hollywood, is reportedly executive producing a comedy series about Bollywood’s dancing diva Madhuri Dixit’s life for US network ABC. According an exclusive report by variety.com, the yet untitled series is based on the real life of Madhuri, who will also executive produce the project. The story would follow how Madhuri settles down in the suburbs of the US with her bi-cultural family and tries to bring her colourful lifestyle to an otherwise dull town.

In reality, Madhuri had taken a break from showbiz when she married Sriram Nene, who was based in US back then and shifted to Denver from Mumbai to start a family. The mother of two sons returned to showbiz around five years ago, and continues to be one of the most charming beauties in the Hindi film industry. Sri Rao, a writer for shows like ‘General Hospital: Night Shift’, will pen the pilot and executive produce the series, as will Madhuri’s husband. Mark Gordon and Nick Pepper will be executive producers for the show through the Mark Gordon Company (MGC), which is currently producing Ray Donovan, Grey’s Anatomy, and Quantico, among many other shows. ABC Studios will co-produce with MGC. Priyanka, who herself headlines a show with ABC will be stepping up as a Hollywood producer for this project. On the same, the actress also put up a post on Instagram, confirming the news. Check out her post below.

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One of the favorite parts of my job, is to be able to tell stories across genres, languages and to a varied audience.  Today I’m happy to share with you another step I’ve taken on that creative journey, in my role as a producer. This particular story is one of a few Hollywood projects that I am currently developing. The incredible Madhuri Dixit's real life has been the inspiration behind Sri Rao’s amazing story, and I can't wait to work with the both of them to see how this will pan out. Again, it’s unchartered territory for me, producing a show for American television but I’m blessed to have a great set of partners in Mark Gordon Company's Mark Gordon and Nick Pepper, along with ABC Studios to develop and produce this very fun idea. After having an incredible experience with them on Quantico, this seemed like a perfect extension of our partnership. I’ve only just begun and there is little I can share at this point about any of the projects but I’m looking forward to rolling up my sleeves and getting to work. Stay tuned. @abcnetwork #NickPepper #MarkGordon @madhuridixitnene @newyorksri @purplepebblepictures

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Just last month, Madhuri had teased something new and exciting was going to be announced. And looks like the cats out of the bag. While there is no confirmation as to who will be portraying the dancing diva of Bollywood but this news too is quite exciting. Chopra, who has become quite a successful producer now, has ventured into Hollywood as well. The actress’ production house, Purple Pebble Pictures has majorly tapped the regional market and produced films in Marathi, Punjabi, Assamese and much more. However, now, she has taken it up a notch as this will be her first Hollywood production venture.

Along with production, Priyanka is currently busy shooting films Isn’t It Romantic? and A Kid Like Jake. Post this, she will start with her Quantico season three shooting. Wow, PeeCee surely has a lot of work lined up! Stay tuned to this space for hot scoop and latest updates.

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