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The Asia Pacific premiere of Priyanka Chopra’s Prime Video series Citadel turned out to be a star-studded affair. The actress, who stars alongside Richard Madden in the high-profile series, said she couldn’t have asked for a better start to the international promotional campaign of the spy-thriller series.
The Prime Video show had its first premiere in Mumbai at PVR ICON, Palladium, on Tuesday night with the lead cast, including Chopra Jonas and Madden, as well as some of the biggest names from the Indian film industry — veteran actor Rekha, Varun Dhawan, Raj & DK, Kabir Khan — walking the blue carpet.
“I’m very excited to be starting the global campaign for Citadel in India, my home. We will be travelling across the globe after this, but I’ve got good luck from millions from my country and I will carry it wherever I go, like I always do,” Chopra Jonas told reporters.
The actor also spilled the beans about her first meeting with co-star Madden, known for shows such as Game of Thrones and Bodyguard.
“Richard and I met for the first time at a social dinner. We got along when we met for the first time. Then we met at award functions and after parties. But when I met him for work, I knew he was a disciplined actor who likes to prepare like me. That’s why we get along so well,” she said.
The duo walked the blue carpet together. While Chopra Jonas opted for a turquoise green Versace dress, Madden chose a charcoal black suit. Madden said it was an honour to work with Chopra Jonas and he was happy that the show had its first premiere in India.
“It’s a wonderful feeling to have the show premiere for the first time in India. I love the first time of things and it’s the first premiere for ‘Citadel’ and my first time in India. I just wish I was here for longer,” the Scottish star, who was on a three-day visit to the country, said.
The premiere was also attended by Chopra Jonas’ mother Madhu Chopra, filmmakers Tanuja Chandra, Shonali Bose, Madhur Bhandarkar, Anubhav Sinha, Nikkhil Advani, Siddharth Roy Kapur, and Vasan Bala in attendance.
Citadel is produced by Amazon Studios and the Russo Brothers’ AGBO. The first two episodes of the series will premiere on Prime globally on April 28 in 40 languages.