Actress Priyanka Chopra
Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra of India speaks during the news conference for "Mary Kom" at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) in Toronto, September 4, 2014. Reuters/Mark Blinch

“Quantico" star Priyanka Chopra has called her character in the series--Alex Parrish her alter ego. Just like her, the protagonist of the ABC drama is bold, brazen and speaks her mind. Chopra also said that she is playing the part of the Indo-American girl that everyone wanted to emulate.

To prepare for her role as an FBI officer, the Bollywood beauty had to learn their body language, FBI slang and even how to deal with guns. The actress spoke about an interesting aspect of filming the series.

Chopra said that they would sit with FBI consultants and understand what really happens at Quantico. Talking to USA Today she added that everyone gets to see what happens after they have become agents but no one knows what happens when they are in training. She also had to work hard on her American accent for the series.

The bold actress also had no issues doing her stunt scenes as she has done a lot of action movies in India. In fact the actress has played a tough police officer in an Indian movie titled “Gangaajal 2” just before leaving for Montreal to shoot for “Quantico.” She also played the role of five-time world amateur boxing champion in “Mary Kom.”

For Chopra, “Quantico” is her major Hollywood debut as an actor as she was relatively unknown in the U.S. She has earlier starred in a Guess Jeans campaign that was shot by Bryan Adams in 2013. She also was the featured artist for NFL’s “Thursday Night Football” and her debut single "In My City" features American rapper Will.i.Am and was released by Hollywood talent agency CAA.

The 33-year-old actress said that she will go wherever her work takes her. “I want to be able to tell stories globally, entertain globally. Hopefully, this is a step in that direction,” Chopra told the website.

The actress, who has signed up with American talent agency WME, added that she had to adjust to the fast pace of television where one episode is filmed in a week. She admitted that it was a challenge for her along with getting used to the two concurrent timelines of “Quantico” flashback and flash-forward.

Meanwhile, in another development, Chopra’s maiden venture "Quantico" is in the midst of a lawsuit filed against producer Mark Gordon, TV Guide reported. Filmmakers Jamie Hellman, Barbara Leibovitz Hellman and business executive Paula Paizes filed a 35-page complaint in Los Angeles Superior Court, which states that Gordon took the show’s premise from their documentary "Quantico: The Making Of An FBI Agent," Deadline reported.

“Quantico” airs at 10 p.m. on Sundays on ABC in the U.S.

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