She’s a superstar in her country, India, and has won over the hearts of North American audiences as the lead in ABC’s hit show Quantico, following it up with a successful summer run as the antagonist in Baywatch, and now she is dabbling in television production.
Chopra is infusing some Bollywood flavor in ABC’s programming, with a single-camera sitcom based on the life of Bollywood prima donna Madhuri Dixit. Dixit, often called the Meryl Streep of Indian cinema moved to the US after marrying a cardiologist, Dr. Shriram Nene. The pilot of the show, written by Sri Rao, will show how Dixit adjusted to her life in the quiet suburbs of Denver. She was a superstar in her home country, India, but was a just another Indian housewife when she moved to the US.
Dixit and her husband are co-producing the show which will focus on the years in Dixit life from 2002 to 2007 when she was in the US, married and raising her family. She made her come back in the Indian movie Aaja Nach Le and has since moved back to India where she is a judge on television dance competition shows like Nach Baliye and Jhalak Dikhla Ja.