[12:47] Cast member Priyanka Chopra speaks at a panel for the Disney-ABC television series 'Quantico'
Cast member Priyanka Chopra speaks at a panel for the Disney-ABC television series "Quantico" during the Television Critics Association Cable Summer Press Tour in Beverly Hills, California August 4, 2015. Reuters/Mario Anzuoni

“I think any actor in the world who wants to really act would want to do Alex -- and play her too!” said Bollywood star Priyanka Chopra, who plays the character of Alex Parrish in “Quantico.” ABC’s new drama makes its debut on Sept. 27.

Chopra is tough and uncompromising in her major Hollywood debut. Already a star in India, she plays the protagonist, who is an Indian-American trainee at Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). She is suspected of masterminding the biggest terrorist attack on New York since Sept. 11. Chopra said that she loved the fact that Alex has flaws, which made her unique, MTV reported.

Her co-stars in “Quantico” include Jake McLaughin, Tate Ellington, Graham Rogers, Johanna Braddy, Yasmine Al Massri and Anabelle Acosta, all of whom play newbie FBI recruits.

Talking to TV Guide, the actress said that her character is tough in fights; handling guns and at the same time she is smart, sexy and sassy, and the quintessential woman. “She’s a celebration of womanhood and I love that about her,” Chopra said.

In her major venture in the U.S., the actress is engaging, dynamic and tackles everything with a steely conviction. But, she revealed that it took her days to learn how to say certain phrases in English. This is evident from the fact that Alex has no problem broadcasting her tryst with Ryan (McLaughin) to the whole dorm.

“Quantico’s” first season has a dual storyline. The first one being a new FBI recruits arriving at the Quantico training centre in Virginia, and the other, set nine months later; where an unknown terrorist among the trainees has set off a massive attack against the U.S.

There are many twists and turns in the new series that will definitely keep the audience on their toes. The pilot episode alone features suicide, domestic violence and a terrorist attack. The show progresses with break-neck speed.

With “Quantico” too, ABC has kept up its efforts to promote diversity in its casting. Though, Hollywood may have a major diversity problem, but on TV, things are getting better. With shows like “Fresh Off the Boat,” “Black-ish,” “How to Get Away With Murder,” and “Scandal,” ABC caught on quicker than most.