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Not following Priyanka, but she is instrumental in my career, says her cousin Meera Chopra

Meera Chopra will soon be making her foreign debut through a yet-untitled Canadian fantasy series. The actor says her cousin sister Priyanka Chopra, who enjoys international acclaim thanks to her hit American show ‘Quantico‘, has been a huge inspiration for her.

Meera Chopra and Priyanka Chopra

“Priyanka has always been instrumental in my career. She always supports me and I look up to her and get inspired. I’m not following her… I cannot! But she is a huge inspiration,” said Meera.

Giving details about her role, Meera said:  “The role is for a movie series being produced by CTV, one of the biggest channels in Canada. It is the role of an Indian girl who is an astrologer and makes a big difference to the life of a Canadian couple, which is going through trying times. They are projecting astrology as a very game-chancing Indian science,” Meera revealed.

So did Priyanka play an important role in helping her bag the role? “Priyanka has always played a mentor in my life and this time too she prodded me to take it up. She has always believed in experimenting with genres because she believes that even a seemingly less promising role could take you places in your career,” Meera recalls.

Meera, who has done her Masters in Business Management from New York, was at one stage planning to set up a fashion house in New York. “That was after I worked for three years in the south. I was not sure where my career was going. Later I bagged 1920 London but the offers I subsequently got were of a similar nature,” she said.

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Meera says she got the role after a long process. “Starting from November to January, I auditioned multiple times where I had to send various video clips. I got the confirmation only a few days back,” said the actress, who will start shooting for the series by July-end.

She further said, “There is no laid plan for Hollywood as of now, I’m more than happy to take it as it comes. My entire focus right now is on Bollywood. For me, my own industry will always be more important and will always come first. It’s a different pleasure and satisfaction altogether when you work with your own people. So Bollywood would always be the priority.”

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