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I did 80% of the stunts myself: Priyanka Chopra credits Bollywood background for ‘Citadel’ action

  • April 19, 2023

Priyanka Chopra is set to appear in The Russo Brothers-helmed Citadel, alongside Richard Madden and Stanley Tucci. In an interview, Chopra revealed that she did the majority of the action scenes in the series herself, thanks to her background in Bollywood action films.

Citadel follows the story of two elite agents, Mason Kane (Richard Madden) and Nadia Sinh (Priyanka Chopra), who build new lives under new identities after narrowly escaping their lives from the independent global spy agency Citadel. However, they are tracked down by their former colleague, Bernard Orlick (Stanley Tucci), who desperately needs their help to prevent rival agency Manticore from establishing a new world order.

While sharing her experience, she held that she trusts her body and instincts. In an interview with DNA, Chopra noted, “I come from the background of doing action films. I have done action films in Bollywood as well. So, I have a lot of confidence in myself when I go toe-to-toe with an amazing stunt team. The stunt team for Citadel comes from the Russo Brothers, who have worked with the best in the business. I learned a lot from them. I am not arrogant. I don’t walk in that I have done so many films so I know everything. I like learning, especially when someone has more experience than me, I like to absorb everything.”

Chopra also revealed that she did almost 80% of the stunts on the show herself and that the action she did on the show was very different from what she had done before. The actor and Madden have begun Citadel promotions in Mumbai, ahead of the premiere.

Citadel is produced by Amazon Studios and the Russo Brothers’ AGBO. The first two episodes of the series will premiere on Prime Video globally on April 28 in 40 languages, with more episodes to follow later. At an earlier press meet, Richard Madden said he would be honoured to work in a Bollywood film, while Chopra talked about how her criteria for choosing projects have changed with time.

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