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Priyanka Chopra is a Actor Indian born on 18 july 1982 at Jamshedpur (Inde)

Priyanka Chopra

Priyanka Chopra
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Birth name Priyanka Chopra
Nationality Inde
Birth 18 july 1982 (36 years) at Jamshedpur (Inde)
Awards Filmfare Awards

Priyanka Chopra ([prɪˈjaːŋkaː ˈtʃoːpɽaː]; born 18 July 1982) is an Indian film actress and singer, and the winner of the Miss World pageant of 2000. Through her film career, she has become one of Bollywood's highest-paid actresses and one of the most popular and high-profile celebrities in India. Chopra is cited as the world's sexiest Asian woman, as well as one of the most fashionable Indian celebrities, by various media outlets. She has received numerous accolades, including a National Film Award for Best Actress and Filmfare Awards in four categories.

Chopra was born in Jamshedpur to parents who were both physicians in the Indian Army, causing the family to move frequently during her childhood, but she considers Bareilly her real home. As a teenager she lived for some years with an aunt in the United States. In 2000, her mother entered her into the Femina Miss India contest, in which she finished second and took the Miss India World title. She was then entered into the Miss World pageant, where she was crowned Miss World 2000 and Miss World Continental Queen of Beauty—Asia & Oceania, becoming the fifth Indian to win the competition.

Although Chopra at one time aspired to study engineering or psychiatry, she accepted offers to join the Indian film industry, which came as a result of her pageant wins, making her acting debut in the Tamil film Thamizhan in 2002. The following year, she starred in The Hero, her first Hindi film release, and followed it with the box-office hits Andaaz and Mujhse Shaadi Karogi. She subsequently earned wide critical praise for the role of a seductress in the 2004 thriller Aitraaz. By 2006, Chopra had established herself as a leading actress of Hindi cinema with starring roles in the highly successful films Krrish and Don. After a series of unsuccessful films, she received critical acclaim for the role of a troubled model in the 2008 drama Fashion, which marked a significant turning point in her career. She later gained recognition for her versatility in portraying a range of unconventional characters, including a feisty Marathi woman in the 2009 caper thriller Kaminey, a serial killer in the 2011 neo-noir 7 Khoon Maaf, an autistic woman in the 2012 romantic comedy Barfi!, and a boxer in the 2014 biographical sports drama Mary Kom. In 2015, she began starring as Alex Parrish on the ABC drama Quantico, becoming the first South Asian woman to headline an American network drama series.

In addition to acting in films, she participates in stage shows, has hosted the third season of Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi, and has written columns for newspapers. She released her first single "In My City" in 2012. Her second single "Exotic" debuted in 2013, and charted in countries such as the United States and Canada. Chopra is noted for her philanthropic activities, and was appointed as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador for Child Rights in 2010. She promotes various causes such as environment, girls education, women empowerment and women's rights, and is particularly vocal about women's issues, including safety, and gender equality. Though she is reticent to discuss her personal life in public, her off-screen life is the subject of substantial media coverage in India.

Biography

Enfance et formation
Priyanka Chopra naît le 18 juillet 1982 à Jamshedpur, dans l'État de Jharkhand, en Inde. Elle est la fille d'Ashok et Madhu Chopra, tous deux médecins militaires et respectivement d'origine punjabi et bihari et de confession hindoue. Au gré des affectations de ses parents, elle fréquente de nombreux établissements scolaires dont l'école La Martinière de Lucknow et des lycées américains.

Elle commence des études supérieures à l'université Jai Hind (Mumbai) mais les abandonne rapidement pour se présenter à des concours de beauté.


Carrière
Miss Monde : un tremplin vers le cinéma (2000-2002)
En 2000, Priyanka Chopra (hindi : प्रियंका चोपड़ा) se présente à l'élection de Miss Monde et remporte le titre, malgré une réponse erronée à la question « Quelle femme, parmi les personnalités vivant aujourd'hui, admirez-vous le plus ? » à laquelle elle répond « Mère Teresa », décédée en 1997. L'année 2000 est excellente pour l'Inde puisque deux autres Indiennes, Lara Dutta et Diya Mirza deviennent respectivement Miss Univers et Miss Asie-Pacifique. Les Miss intéressent fortement les producteurs de Bollywood, comme peuvent en témoigner les carrières de Aishwarya Rai (Miss Monde 1994) et Sushmita Sen (Miss Univers 1994), et Priyanka Chopra est très rapidement embauchée pour le tournage de Thamizhan, un film en langue tamoule, dans lequel elle joue et chante.

En 2002, elle est pourtant encore loin de faire l'unanimité. Kalyani Singh, le producteur de Raja Bhaiyya, exige qu'elle soit retirée du casting car il ne la juge pas assez professionnelle. Ensuite, c'est au tour de l'acteur Anil Kapoor de refuser de tourner avec elle pour les mêmes raisons. Sanjay Dutt, quant à lui, est sous le charme de la jeune actrice et, coproducteur du film Plan, il lui confie le rôle principal initialement destiné à Cleo Isaacs.


Premiers succès (2003-2005)

Les sorties de The Hero, sorte de James Bond à l'indienne et Andaaz où elle donne la réplique à Akshay Kumar confirment que Priyanka Chopra a bien sa place à Bollywood. Sa légitimité est renforcée par l'obtention du Filmfare Award du meilleur espoir féminin pour Andaaz. En 2004, elle retrouve Akshay Kumar pour Mujhse Shaadi Karogi, un film avec Salman Khan dans le rôle principal qui obtient un énorme succès en Inde et en Angleterre. Elle décroche un rôle encore plus important avec Aitraaz, qui lui apporte le deuxième Filmfare Awards de sa carrière, celui du Meilleur rôle négatif. À la demande des réalisateurs Abbas et Mastan Burmawalla, elle chante une des chansons du film.

Début 2005, le décès de Amrish Puri l'affecte énormément. Elle avait tourné avec lui ses deux films les plus marquants jusqu'alors, Mujhse Shaadi Karogi et Aitraaz. Quelques mois plus tard, elle rencontre à nouveau un grand succès avec Waqt, dans lequel elle joue aux côtés d'Amitabh Bachchan et d'Akshay Kumar. Un emploi du temps très chargé (Blackmail, Karam, Yakeen, Barsaat et Bluffmaster) l'oblige à décliner les propositions émanant de producteurs prestigieux tels que Karan Johar et Subhash Ghai.


Accession au premier plan (2006-2014)

En 2006, on la retrouve dans Krrish, la suite de Koi... mil gaya, avec Hrithik Roshan et Don - The Chase Begins Again aux côtés de la superstar Shahrukh Khan, qui sont parmi les plus gros succès de l'année.

En 2007, on la voit dans Salaam-E-Ishq réalisé par Nikhil Advani et Big Brother qui échouent au box office.

En 2008, elle joue dans pas moins de six films. Les quatre premiers, Love Story 2050, God Tussi Great Ho, Chamku et Drona sont des échecs commerciaux mais Fashion est un succès critique. Situé dans le monde de la mode, Priyanka Chopra y interprète un top modèle ambitieux. Sa performance est appréciée et lui apporte plusieurs prix de la meilleure actrice dont le Filmfare Award de la meilleure actrice. Music India Online qualifie ainsi son interprétation : « Sa transformation, de la fille pétillante de Chandigarh au mannequin vedette arriviste qui se débarrasse de son petit ami et de sa conscience pour poursuivre ses rêves, est réalisée avec une exquise subtilité et une passion contenue. Pour Priyanka, c'est le film du passage à l'âge adulte ». Sa dernière sortie en 2008 est Dostana, comédie romantique réalisée par Tarun Mansukhani, qui traite de l'homosexualité avec humour et fait un succès modéré au box office.

En 2009, on la voit dans Kaminey, réalisé par Vishal Bhardwaj avec Shahid Kapoor, où elle interprète une jeune fille du Maharashtra. Le film est un succès et son interprétation est appréciée, entre autres par Taran Adarsh qui écrit : « Une brillante performance, elle est parfaitement rentrée dans la peau de son personnage et a un très bon accent marathi ».
Elle apparait ensuite dans What's Your Rashee, une comédie romantique réalisée par Ashutosh Gowariker aux côtés de Harman Baweja, où elle interprète 12 rôles correspondant aux 12 signes du zodiaque. Malgré cette performance, une première dans l'histoire du cinéma, le film est un échec commercial et critique.

En 2010, on la voit dans Pyaar Impossible réalisé par Jugal Hansraj et produit par la célèbre société de production Yash Raj Films. Aux côtés d'Uday Chopra, elle y incarne une lycéenne qui tombe amoureuse d'un geek, le film est un échec commercial. Elle tourne ensuite dans Anjaana Anjaani, face à Ranbir Kapoor, dans un road-movie romantique réalisé par Siddharth Anand et produit par Sajid Nadiadwala.



Puis elle retrouve un rôle négatif dans une adaptation de Susanna's Seven Husbands de Ruskin Bond, 7 Khoon Maaf (2011) de Vishal Bhardwaj où elle se débarrasse de ses sept maris dont John Abraham, Neil Nitin Mukesh, Naseeruddin Shah et Irrfan Khan. Bien qu'il soit présenté à la Berlinale et lui apporte un Prix des critiques de la meilleure actrice, le film ne suscite pas l'adhésion du public. À la fin de l'année, elle regagne les faveurs des spectateurs avec Don 2 où elle reprend la traque du parrain implacable qu'incarne Shahrukh Khan.

Dans Agneepath (Karan Malhotra, 2012) elle est la compagne de Hrithik Roshan dans le remake du film de 1990 avec Amitabh Bachchan. Après ce succès au box office,
elle est à l'affiche de Teri Meri Kahaani aux côtés de Shahid Kapoor, le film connait un succès mitigé. Elle joue ensuite dans le film dramatique Barfi! où elle interprète pour la première fois de sa carrière une jeune autiste aux côtés de Ranbir Kapoor et Ileana D'Cruz. Le long métrage est un succès majeur au box-office, Priyanka Chopra est encensée par la critique et récolte une nomination au Filmfare Award de la meilleure actrice.


Carrière à Hollywood (2015-présent)

Depuis 2015, elle oriente également sa carrière vers Hollywood. Elle est l'actrice principale de la série américaine Quantico. La série raconte l'histoire de jeunes recrues du FBI qui se battent de toutes leurs forces sur le camp d'entraînement de Quantico en Virginie, entre tests d'endurance physique, cours de tir, et maîtrise de l'art de l'enquête et de l'interrogatoire. Ils ont 50 % de chances d'échouer et la compétition fait rage. 9 mois plus tard, l'un d'entre eux est suspecté d'avoir commis la plus grosse attaque terroriste sur le sol américain depuis les attentats du 11 septembre 2001…

À son lancement, la série reçoit des critiques majoritairement positives, en plus d'une bonne réception de la part du public, qui en fait un succès. La série est rapidement renouvelée pour une seconde saison avec un changement de format et un renouveau du côté du casting. Mais au global, les audiences de ce deuxième chapitre sont nettement en déca des attentes de la production. Finalement, en mai 2017, le réseau de diffusion ABC, prend la décision de sauver de justesse la série qui peut donc bénéficier d'une troisième saison mais raccourcie et avec un changement de showrunner.

Parallèlement, l'actrice décroche un rôle dans le film Baywatch : Alerte à Malibu, réalisé par Seth Gordon. Aux côtés de Dwayne Johnson et Zac Efron, elle incarne la méchante de cette comédie d'action. Le film fonctionne correctement au box office en étant largement rentabilisé, mais divise, en revanche, la critique.


Musique

Priyanka Chopra enregistre sa première chanson en 2002, Ullathai Killadhe pour le film tamoul Thamizhan. Elle préfère se concentrer sur sa carrière cinématographique et refuse par la suite d'autres propositions à l'exception d'une chanson pour Bluffmaster! (2005) qui reste inédite. En 2011, elle signe un contrat avec Universal Music Group ce qui lui permet de sortir trois singles dont les paroles sont en anglais :


2012 : In My City avec le rappeur Will.i.am
2013 : Exotic avec le rappeur Pitbull
2014 : I Can't Make You Love Me
Vie privée
De 2007 à 2008, elle a été en couple avec l'acteur Harman Baweja .

Best films

Planes (2013)
(Actress)
Baywatch (2017)
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Filmography of Priyanka Chopra (62 films)

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A Kid Like Jake, 1h32
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Films about sexuality, Théâtre, Films based on plays, LGBT-related film
Actors Claire Danes, Priyanka Chopra, Octavia Spencer, Jim Parsons, Ann Dowd, Cindy Cheung
Roles Amal
Rating52% 2.616722.616722.616722.616722.61672
Un couple de Brooklyn cherche la bonne crèche pour leurs enfants tout en naviguant dans les questions sur l'identité de genre.
Baywatch
Baywatch (2017)
, 1h59
Directed by Seth Gordon
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Action, Adventure
Actors Dwayne Johnson, Alexandra Daddario, Zac Efron, Kelly Rohrbach, Priyanka Chopra, Pamela Anderson
Roles Victoria Leeds
Rating56% 2.80832.80832.80832.80832.8083
Dans la baie d’Émeraude (Emerald Bay) en Floride, Mitch Buchannon et son équipe de sauveteurs, dont son adjointe Stephanie Holden et l'expérimentée C. J. Parker, apportent aide et assistance aux baigneurs en tant que membres d'une unité d'élite appelée Baywatch. Ayant accompli plus de 500 sauvetages dans sa carrière, Mitch est adulé de la communauté, popularité que jalouse le capitaine Thorpe, supérieur de Mitch, et le policier Garner Ellerbee. Pendant l'une de ses patrouilles matinales, Mitch découvre un sachet de drogue qui porte le nom du Huntley Club, un bar huppé dont la propriétaire est la femme d'affaires Victoria Leeds.
The Jungle Book, 1h46
Directed by Jon Favreau
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Fantasy, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Films about children, Le thème de l'enfant sauvage, Wolves in film, Mise en scène d'un ours, Films about apes, Mise en scène d'un tigre, L'enfance marginalisée, Buddy films, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Ben Kingsley, Idris Elba, Neel Sethi, Scarlett Johansson, Christopher Walken, Bill Murray
Roles Kaa (Hindi Voice)
Rating73% 3.69393.69393.69393.69393.6939
When the fearsome tiger Shere Khan (Idris Elba) threatens his life, Mowgli (Neel Sethi), a boy raised by wolves, leaves his jungle home and, guided by Bagheera the panther (Ben Kingsley) and the free-spirited bear Baloo (Bill Murray), sets out on a journey of self-discovery.
Bajirao Mastani
Directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali
Genres War, Biography, Historical, Romance
Themes Political films, Films about royalty
Actors Ranveer Singh, Rani Mukherjee, Deepika Padukone, Priyanka Chopra, Katrina Kaif, Tanvi Azmi
Roles Kashibai
Rating72% 3.6000753.6000753.6000753.6000753.600075
Au 16ème siècle, en Inde, Bajirao est nommé Premier Ministre de l'Empire Maratha, après ses nombreuses victoires de guerre. Marié à la belle Kashi, le couple est admiré de tous. Mastani, fille d'un roi tenu en siège par les envahisseurs Mogols, vient demander l'aide de Bajirao. Leur rencontre va bouleverser la donne.
Dil Dhadakne Do, 2h50
Directed by Zoya Akhtar
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romance
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films, Road movies
Actors Ranveer Singh, Priyanka Chopra, Anushka Sharma, Farhan Akhtar, Anil Kapoor, Shefali Shah
Roles Ayesha Mehra
Rating67% 3.399573.399573.399573.399573.39957
Kamal Mehra (Anil Kapoor) is a businessman who owns Ayka, a company on the verge of bankruptcy. He has a troubled relationship with his wife, Neelam (Shefali Shah), and two children, Ayesha (Priyanka Chopra) and Kabir (Ranveer Singh). Ayesha owns a successful travel business of her own but is unhappy with her marriage to Manav (Rahul Bose), who is controlling, narcissistic and disdains Ayesha's family. Kabir unwillingly participates in the family business even though he yearns to become a pilot. In celebration of Kamal and Neelam's 30th wedding anniversary, they invite their family and friends for a 10-day cruise across the Mediterranean. Among their invitees are Mr. Sood (Parmeet Sethi) and his family. Kamal plots to get Kabir married to Sood's daughter, Noorie (Riddhima Sud), in exchange for his investing in Ayka.
Bajirao Mastani, 2h38
Directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali
Origin Inde
Genres Drama, War, Historical, Romance
Themes Films about music and musicians, Politique, Musical films, Political films, Bollywood, Films about royalty
Actors Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone, Priyanka Chopra, Tanvi Azmi, Mahesh Manjrekar, Milind Soman
Roles Kashibai
Rating72% 3.6000753.6000753.6000753.6000753.600075
Au début du XVIII siècle, le Chhatrapati Shahu (Mahesh Manjrekar) requiert les services d'un nouveau peshwa, réel détenteur du pouvoir politique et militaire dans l'Empire marathe. Bien que Panth Pratinidhi (Aditya Pancholi) se désigne pour assurer cette fonction, le ministre Ambaji Panth (Milind Soman) choisit de nommer le jeune Bajirao (Ranveer Singh). Afin de tester sa sagesse spirituelle et sa maîtrise des armes, Silpa défie Bajirao de sectionner une plume de paon avec une flèche. Bajirao réussit et se voit attribuer le titre de Shrimant Peshwa. Dix ans plus tard, la femme de Bajirao, Kashi Bai (Priyanka Chopra), rend visite à son amie Bhanu, veuve depuis l'exécution de son mari accusé d'espionnage. Bhanu prédit amèrement un triste sort aux époux, jusqu'alors unis et admirés de tous.
Gunday
Gunday (2014)
, 2h32
Directed by Ali Abbas Zafar
Actors Ranveer Singh, Arjun Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra, Irrfan Khan, Katrina Kaif, Saurabh Shukla
Roles Nandita Sengupta

The film opens with the historic independence of Bangladesh and after the third Indo-Pakistani War of 1971. Starving, two kids named Bikram and Bala are taken in by a man named Lateef (Pankaj Tripathi), who offers them to work for him, and illegally smuggle guns to other men. He cares for them until one day an army officer that they give guns to, tells Lateef to leave one of the two boys behind to work as his child sex slave or otherwise he'll take Lateef's daughter. Bikram hears this and tells Lateef that he'll stay behind in order to save Bala, his friend. Bala then comes back to save Bikram and kills the army officer. The two boys then run away, as Lateef is killed by the police.
Mary Kom
Mary Kom (2014)
, 2h4
Origin Inde
Genres Drama, Biography, Action, Historical
Themes Feminist films, Sports films, Martial arts films, Boxing films, Political films, Le boxe anglaise
Actors Priyanka Chopra, Danny Denzongpa, Shishir Sharma, Sunil Thapa, Kenny Basumatari, Rajni Basumatary
Roles Mary Kom
Rating68% 3.400293.400293.400293.400293.40029
The movie opens with a pregnant Mary Kom (Priyanka Chopra), heading towards the hospital with her husband Onler Kom (Darshan Kumaar). Onler is mistaken for an insurgent and beaten when he tries to find a vehicle despite a curfew. The film then shifts to a flashback with Mangte Chungeijang Kom, finding boxing gloves in the remains of an air crash in 1991, which prompted her interest in boxing despite her father's disapproval. During an early fight, she chases a boy and ends up in a boxing gym. The coach of the gym, Narjit Singh (Sunil Thapa) is the coach of the Asian Champion Dingko Singh, and Kom tells him about her boxing aspirations. He asks her to visit the gym for next thirty days and says that he will only teach her if she is deserving enough. She starts visiting the gym, telling her mother but not her father. Days pass but her father does not enquire about her. Due to Kom's dedication and stubbornness, Coach Singh starts training her, suggesting she change her name to Mary Kom.
Shootout at Wadala, 2h30
Directed by Sanjay Gupta
Origin Inde
Genres Biography, Action, Crime
Themes Gangster films
Actors John Abraham, Priyanka Chopra, Anil Kapoor, Kangana Ranaut, Tusshar Kapoor, Sonu Sood
Roles Babli
Rating59% 2.9512.9512.9512.9512.951
In a police van, Afaaque Baaghran (Anil Kapoor) listens to the story narrated by a gangster Manya Surve (John Abraham) who is gravely injured with a bullet-riddled body. Manya Surve is powerful gangster who thinks he isn't a fool after a brawl with Dilawar.
Planes
Planes (2013)
, 1h32
Directed by Klay Hall
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Adventure, Animation
Themes Sports films, Transport films, Films about automobiles, Aviation films, Road movies, Children's films
Actors Jon Cryer, Dane Cook, Stacy Keach, Priyanka Chopra, Danny Mann, Brad Garrett
Roles Ishani (voice)
Rating57% 2.8511452.8511452.8511452.8511452.851145
Dusty Crophopper is a crop duster plane who works at a cornfield and practices aerobatic maneuvers in his spare time, dreaming of becoming a racer. His dreams are scorned by his boss, Leadbottom, and his forklift/mechanic friend, Dottie. However, he is supported by his fuel truck friend, Chug. Dusty and Chug train for qualifiers for the upcoming Wings Across the Globe race. On the night before the qualifiers, Dusty asks an elderly and reclusive navy war plane named Skipper Riley to teach him how to fly well, but Skipper refuses. Dusty enters the qualifiers, and although the audience mocks him for being a cropduster, he manages to wow them by his well-practiced flight maneuvers; but he barely makes it into the race.
Krrish 3
Krrish 3 (2013)
, 2h32
Directed by Rakesh Roshan
Origin Inde
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Fantasy, Action
Themes Films about music and musicians, Superhero films, Musical films, Bollywood
Actors Hrithik Roshan, Priyanka Chopra, Kangana Ranaut, Vivek Oberoi, Rajpal Yadav, Arif Zakaria
Roles Priya Mehra
Rating53% 2.6501652.6501652.6501652.6501652.650165
Scientist Rohit Mehra lives with his son Krishna "Krrish" Mehra (both played by Hrithik Roshan) in Mumbai. Krishna is married to Priya (Priyanka Chopra) who works as a journalist for Aaj Tak. Rohit works in a research institute for the Indian government and Krishna, while moon lighting as the superhero Krrish, is regularly fired from various day jobs due to lack of attendance. Rohit is researching on a device that will bring life to dead tissues by the use of solar energy. Despite several attempts, he fails to complete the experiment due to the high intensity of sun rays. On a usual day, Krishna loses his job from the security wing of a company when he hears news about an aeroplane whose front tyres are stuck due to some malfunctioning which creates high risk, even if landed, it may explode and so will the passengers inside. Krishna immediately changes himself to Krrish and saves the plane from accident by holding the component to make tyres free to roam.
Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela, 2h34
Directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali
Origin Inde
Genres Drama, Musical, Romance
Themes Films about music and musicians, Théâtre, Musical films, Romeo and Juliet, Films based on plays, Films based on works by William Shakespeare, Bollywood
Actors Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone, Richa Chadda, Abhimanyu Singh, Supriya Pathak, Vivan Bhathena
Roles Dancer (cameo)
Rating64% 3.20193.20193.20193.20193.2019
In a Gujarati village, Ranjaar, infamous for its uninhibited manufacture and sale of arms and ammunition (weapons are sold like vegetables at the place), two clans, Rajadi and Sanera, have been at odds with each other for the past 500 years. The film opens with a violent altercation between the two over petty matters. Meghji (Abhimanyu Singh), a Rajadi head, sets out to kill Bhavani (Gulshan Devaiah) who is a Sanera, after the latter tries to kill the former's son. Bhavani is almost killed but Ram (Ranveer Singh), Meghji's younger brother, intervenes and saves him, only to be reprimanded by Meghji. All the Rajadi elders are irked by Ram's mindset of making truce with the other clan.
Zanjeer
Zanjeer (2013)
, 2h18
Directed by Apoorva Lakhia
Genres Thriller, Action
Actors Ram Charan, Priyanka Chopra, Sanjay Dutt, Srihari, Prakash Raj, Mahi Gill
Roles Mala
Rating33% 1.664141.664141.664141.664141.66414
ACP Vijay Khanna (Ram Charan) is a brutally honest police officer who has been transferred yet again by the system for chasing the corrupt underworld goons. He is continuously disturbed by the killing of his parents years back. He keeps remembering a man in a black raincoat on a white horse and with a tattoo on his right arm killing his parents on Vijay's birthday for filing a case. Vijay was brought up by his uncle and was always absent on his birthdays. He is in charge of a case where the district collector has been murdered and burned to death. The key eye witness Mala (Priyanka Chopra) has seen the murder by Teja's (Prakash Raj) Gang and refuses to co-operate. Teja is the head of an oil mafia operation and doesn't want Mala alive. Vijay manages to convince Mala to give a statement which makes her perpetrators come after her. He gives her shelter in his house to protect her and she starts to like him while Vijay does not reciprocate the same. This includes her giving him a potato and egg for lunch at his office and then annoying him by celebrating his birthday. He shouts at her and she begins to cry. Vijay tells her that he did not want to celebrate because his parents were killed on the very day and reveals his past to her. He finally reciprocates her love as he realised that Mala is slowly becoming an important part of his life. He also encounters Sher Khan (Sanjay Dutt/Srihari) who is into buying and selling of illegal cars. Seeing Vijay's honesty and determination, Sher Khan turns over a new leaf and mends his ways to transform into a person who now only goes by the book. He has made Vijay a friend for life and will do anything to help him out. Vijay also encounters Jaydev a.k.a. JD (Atul Kulkarni/Tanikella Bharani), a reporter who had written bad comments about Vijay in the newspaper. Seeing Vijay's honesty and integrity, Jaydev becomes an admirer of Vijay and begins to give him all the information he has regarding the oil mafia. Meanwhile, Kataria (Bikramjeet Kanwarpal) the man who murdered the collector has been caught by Vijay. Kataria is revealed to be Teja's man and he reveals that they steal petrol and oil from container trucks, add kerosene in them and smuggle them around and outside the country. Vijay uses this information and puts Kataria in custody but the next day he is found murdered in custody. In the middle of this, Vijay also finds about a man Prashant Khanna, who was killed years back by Teja. Due to certain incidents which gave Vijay wrong informations about the oil mafia Teja is handling, Vijay is suspended till the investigation is done with. Now Vijay warns Teja that there are no seniors or rules that bind him and now Vijay will finish Teja in his own style. Slowly, Vijay begins to destroy almost all of Teja's oil refineries. But Mala says that all these activities that Vijay is doing can have dangerous consequences. One night, Vijay and Mala go to a restaurant for dinner where Vijay gets attacked by two of Teja's men in the bathroom. Vijay kills both the men and calls Teja and warns him that even if he sends the rest of his 198 men (it was earlier mentioned by Teja that he has 200 workers under him), nothing will happen to Vijay. A few days later, Sher Khan invites Vijay and Mala to a party. Later on, when they are returning home, they are attacked once again by ten of Teja's men. Vijay manages to lock Mala in a small room there and gets badly injured fighting them. He is almost killed but just in time, Sher Khan comes there, handles the rest of the goons and along with Mala, takes Vijay to the hospital. The next day, Teja comes there and criticizes Vijay saying that he is one who can only talk and doesn't have the guts to face Teja. After he leaves, Mala finally tells Vijay to finish Teja once and for all. That night Teja's men kill Jaydev and the whole city begins to panic. Meanwhile, two sub inspectors who work under Vijay gives Sher Khan information that the night Kataria was murdered, an inspector, Saalwe had arrested a man for a petty case. But Saalwe did not record the case and so they suspect Saalwe and the man who he arrested had killed Kataria. So, using some of his informers Sher Khan finds Saalwe and Teja's trusted man who was hiding himself and Saalwe in a colony. Then he puts them in front of the commissioner and they agree that they had killed Kataria by breaking his neck and they had did it on Teja's saying as he feared Kataria might leak all the information about his gang. The commissioner realizes Vijay's Innocence and claims Teja a wanted criminal. Out of fear, Teja runs away into an old mine with Mona (Mahie Gill), but Vijay manages to track him down. Teja manages to get Vijay at gun point and pulls his coat's sleeve back. Then Vijay notices a tattoo on Teja's arm and realizes that he is the very one who killed his parents. Then Vijay says that Prashant Khanna who Teja killed years back was Vijay's dad. Teja is shocked and reveals that Prashant had filed a case against him and so Teja had to kill Prashant. In a fit of rage, Vijay begins to beat Teja badly. Vijay then breaks Teja's arm and kicks him into a bundle of petroleum barrels and shoots the barrels, causing Teja to die in the blast. The government announces all the wealth to be given to Mona, who was also said to be in all of Teja's nefarious activities. The film ends with Sher Khan and Mala coming to visit Vijay at the station, Mala finally being able to cook some food for him and Vijay smiling at Sher Khan when he sees a drug mafia case coming on TV.