NEW DELHI — Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra has no time for being typecast as the next sexy girl to ride James Bond’s coattails.
In an interview with Complex magazine, the Quantico star revealed her contemplations on the role, and even shared why she would rather play the super-spy.
At the point when asked by a leading American daily if she would like to be the next Bond girl, Priyanka stated, “I get that all the time. But f**k that — I wanna be Bond.” She added, “I don’t know where I will win, but I know I want to keep moving, keep going. When I achieve something then I’m like, all right, what’s next?”
Chopra made the jump from Bollywood to Hollywood with Quantico a year ago. The ABC TV ABC TV series, renewed for a season 2, stars the Indian actress as a recruit at the FBI Academy in Quantico.
In her upcoming Baywatch film, she did get to play a gender-swapped part — her villain character was originally scripted to be a man.
Chopra returned to Mumbai after a long spell of shooting in Canada and the US for TV show ‘Quantico’ and Hollywood flick, ‘Baywatch’.Follow @gorkhapost
Deadly Nipah virus claims 12 in Indian state of Kerala
NEW DELHI — At least 12 people in India have died from a rare deadly and contagious virus known as Nipah virus, according to news reports.
Four deaths were reported on Monday, including of a nurse who treated the three initial infections at the EMS Cooperative Hospital in Perambra. The death of the nurse triggered panic among hospital staff who have had their leaves cancelled to treat the sick, Hindustan Times reported
Two deaths were reported from Kozhikode and four from Malappuram district. At least six persons are in critical condition and another 20 are under observation, state health officials said.
It was recorded in Siliguri district in West Bengal in 2001 and is being suspected in Kerala now, according to media reports
Humans get infected by consuming fruit or date-palm sap contaminated by infected bats but while human-to-human transmission through body fluids is rare.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Nipah virus infection is an emerging disease that was first identified in 1999 during an outbreak among pig farmers in Malaysia and Singapore.
The virus is thought to naturally infect fruit bats (of the genus Pteropus), but it can also infect pigs and other domesticated animals, as well as humans, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). The virus can also spread from person to person.
CDC says Nipah virus can cause an inflammation of the brain known as encephalitis. Symptoms can include fever and headache, followed by drowsiness, disorientation and confusion. People who are infected with the virus may fall into a coma within 48 hours of showing symptoms, the CDC says.
The virus can be highly lethal, with an average fatality rate of around 75 percent, according to the WHO.Follow @gorkhapost