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Priyanka Chopra’s memoir 'Unfinished' to release in February

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Priyanka Chopra Jonas with her book 'Unfinished.'

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Bollywood actor turned Hollywood star Priyanka Chopra Jonas, who caught the imagination of the West first with her international song debut, and later with her acting prowess, has a new memoir in the pipeline.


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Titled "Unfinished" (Penguin), the biography to be released on Feb.9 will take readers on a whirlwind journey through the actor’s life.

The star first announced her plans to write the book — published by Penguin Random House — back in August 2020

In it one can expect accounts from Chopra’s childhood in India, where she was raised by her grandparents and her parents — two army doctors committed not only to their children but to their careers and to philanthropy — before being sent away to a boarding school at an early age.

The book gives us a peek into her formative teenage years in the US, where she lived with her extended family in the Midwest (Cedar Rapids and Indianapolis), Queens, and suburban Boston. It was at this juncture in life that she endured bouts of racism.

Priyanka Chopra 2 Priyanka Chopra arrives at the 89th Academy Awards. TNS

Winning the Miss India runner-up title, and thereafter being crowned Miss World was the turning point in the actor’s career, and it fittingly finds a dedicated section in the memoir.  

Priyanka very aptly sums up her life: "I am a product of traditional India and its ancient wisdom, and modern India and its urban bustle. My upbringing was always an amalgamation of the two Indias, and, just as much, of East and West."

Readers looking for a glimpse into what it takes to succeed in the massive Indian film industry will find it here, and they'll also find an honest account of the challenges Priyanka faced navigating her career, both in India and Hollywood.

“The result is a book that is warm, funny, sassy, inspiring, bold, and rebellious. Just like the author herself,” reads the book’s preface

From her dual-continent 20-year-long career as an actor and producer, to her work as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, from losing her beloved father to cancer, to marrying Nick Jonas, Priyanka's story hopes to inspire a generation around the world to gather their courage, embrace their ambition, and commit to the hard work of following their dreams.

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