Priyanka Chopra and Mindy Kaling to produce a comedy inspired by her Indian wedding

Priyanka Chopra Jonas is arguably the most successful Bollywood entertainer who has had her career crossover into global success. In fact, she just became the first Indian celebrity to reach 40 million followers on Instagram.

The "Quantico" star has never shied away from voicing the conversation of diversity and inclusion, during a recent conversation for her partnership with Obagi’s SKINCLUSION, Chopra told AOL's Laura Galvan that she doesn't let ethnicity define her character or her role as Alex Parrish on the hit ABC show.

"People are afraid of different. When I came into America, I made a conscious decision to not have my ethnicity define my characters or my roles. Just because I'm Indian doesn't mean the story needs to be about a big fat Indian family. I am actor. It's my job to convince America every week that I am Alex Parrish who's an American girl. My ethnicity doesn't define that."

Chopra broadened her cultural boundaries after marrying American musician Nick Jonas. The couple tied the knot in a Western ceremony in Mumbai, India, on December 1. They then said “I do” again at a Hindu ceremony the next day. The events were preceded by a Mehendi party, which is a traditional pre-wedding function in the Hindu culture. So it's no surprise that the headline-making multi-day wedding would inspire a film.

"The movie I'm producing is with Mindy Kaling, she's writing it," Chopra explained of the recently-announced project. "It's a romantic comedy that goes back to a big wedding in India and it came from my wedding. The thought of it came from my wedding. I'm such a fan of Mindy's that I just called her and was like, 'Let's combine our mights. I want to be able to have an all-South Asian cast in a Hollywood movie. How do we do that?' We just talked about it and created it...We're still writing, but we'll shoot it next year at some point. The idea is to be able to connect with different people," Chopra exclusively told AOL.

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Indian Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra (C) and US musician Nick Jonas (centre R) pose for a photograph as they leave after their wedding ceremony in Jodhpur in the western Indian state of Rajasthan on December 3, 2018. - Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra and American singer Nick Jonas hosted an extravagant concert on December 2 for their star-studded wedding guests as the couple tied the knot at a lavish Indian palace. (Photo by - / AFP) (Photo credit should read -/AFP/Getty Images)
Indian Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra (C) and US musician Nick Jonas (centre R) pose for a photograph as they leave after their wedding ceremony in Jodhpur in the western Indian state of Rajasthan on December 3, 2018. - Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra and American singer Nick Jonas hosted an extravagant concert on December 2 for their star-studded wedding guests as the couple tied the knot at a lavish Indian palace. (Photo by - / AFP) (Photo credit should read -/AFP/Getty Images)
TOPSHOT - Indian actress Priyanka Chopra (R) and US musician Nick Jonas (centre L) arrive in Jodhpur in the western Indian state of Rajasthan on November 29, 2018. - Chopra and Jonas are set to be married in a series of ceremonies in Jodhpur. (Photo by Sunil VERMA / AFP) (Photo credit should read SUNIL VERMA/AFP/Getty Images)
Indian actress Priyanka Chopra (L) and US musician Nick Jonas are pictured after a dinner in Mumbai on November 27, 2018. - Chopra and Jonas are set to be married in a series of ceremonies in Jodhpur starting later this month. (Photo by - / AFP) (Photo credit should read -/AFP/Getty Images)
MUMBAI, INDIA - NOVEMBER 26: Bollywood actor Priyanka Chopra (L) with her fiancee Nick Jonas (R), his brother Joe Jonas and his fiancee Sophie Turner posed for photographs outside a restaurant at Juhu on November 26, 2018 in Mumbai, India. (Photo by Prodip Guha/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)
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NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 07: Singer-songwriter Nick Jonas and actress Priyanka Chopra are seen arriving at the Ralph Lauren 50th Anniversary event during New York Fashion Week at Bethesda Terrace in Central Park on September 7, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Gilbert Carrasquillo/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 07: Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas attend the Ralph Lauren fashion show during New York Fashion Week at Bethesda Terrace on September 7, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Rob Kim/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 04: Sophie Turner, Joe Jonas, Nick Jonas, Priyanka Chopra at 2018 US Open each other at the 2018 US Open on September 4, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Gotham/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 04: Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra seen at the 2018 US Open on September 4, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Gotham/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 04: Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra are seen in Soho on September 4, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images)
MUMBAI, INDIA-AUGUST 17: Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas in Mumbai. (Photo by Milind Shelte/India Today Group/Getty Images)
MUMBAI, INDIA-AUGUST 17: Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas in Mumbai. (Photo by Milind Shelte/India Today Group/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 17: Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas seen on a night out leaving Chiltern Firehouse on July 17, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Ricky Vigil/GC Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 17: Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas seen on a night out arriving at Sketch on July 17, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Ricky Vigil M/GC Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 16: Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas seen on a night out at 34 restaurant in Mayfair on July 16, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Ricky Vigil/GC Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 16: Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas seen on a night out at 34 restaurant in Mayfair on July 16, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Ricky Vigil M/GC Images)
MUMBAI, INDIA - JUNE 22: Bollywood actor Priyanka Chopra and American singer and actor Nick Jonas at Yauatcha restaurant BKC, on June 22, 2018 in Mumbai, India. Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas are in Mumbai together and were clicked by the paparazzi. The two are rumoured to be dating. Nick Jonas met the Priyanka Chopras mother in India on Friday night. (Photo by Prodip Guha/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)
Indian Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra (L) and US singer Nick Jonas (R) stand together in Mumbai on June 22, 2018. (Photo by - / AFP) (Photo credit should read -/AFP/Getty Images)
Indian Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra (L) accompanied by Nick Jonas arrive for the pre-engagement party of India's richest man and Reliance Industries Limited Chairman, Mukesh Ambanis eldest son Akash Ambani and fiancee Shloka Mehta in Mumbai on June 28, 2018. (Photo by SUJIT JAISWAL / AFP) (Photo credit should read SUJIT JAISWAL/AFP/Getty Images)
Indian Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra (L) accompanied by Nick Jonas arrive for the pre-engagement party of India's richest man and Reliance Industries Limited Chairman, Mukesh Ambanis eldest son Akash Ambani and fiancee Shloka Mehta in Mumbai on June 28, 2018. (Photo by SUJIT JAISWAL / AFP) (Photo credit should read SUJIT JAISWAL/AFP/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 08: Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra at JFK airport on June 8, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Gotham/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 08: Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra at JFK airport on June 8, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Gotham/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 08: Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra at JFK airport on June 8, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Gotham/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 01: Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra are seen attending the Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garcons: Art Of The In-Between' Costume Institute Gala - After Party on May 01, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Pressphotodirect/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 01: Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas attend the 'Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garcons: Art Of The In-Between' Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 1, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 01: Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas attend the 'Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garcons: Art Of The In-Between' Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 1, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 01: Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas attend 'Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Gar�ns:Art of the In-Between' Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 1, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Jackson Lee/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 01: Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas are seen on May 01, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Pressphotodirect/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
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"I'm bi-continental. I live between Mumbai, New York and L.A. We have three houses. I can never find my shoes," she said laughing. "But because my work takes me to all of these three cities and I work in India still, I have to be able to amalgamate both cultures - eastern and western at the same time - and yet, be me.  It's a really fun time to be able to do that."

During our sit down conversation, Chopra opened up about the complexity that comes with auditioning for American-type roles as an Indian female.

"It wasn’t because, 'Oh, we don’t want a brown person.’ That was not the reason. It was more like, ’We’ll have to explain in the story when her parents came to the U.S and we’ll have to explain the ethnicity.' It became like, ‘We have to change the story.’ And I was like, 'But you don’t have to change the story for a white person, or an American. Why do you have to change it for me?’"

Watch AOL's complete interview with Priyanka Chopra Jonas in the video above to hear more about her thoughts on inclusion and how you can get involved with Obagi’s SKINCLUSION initiative.

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UNICEF goodwill ambassador Priyanka Chopra speaks at a news conference at Le Meridien Hotel in Dhaka, Bangladesh on 24 May 2018. UNICEF goodwill ambassador Priyanka Chopra has called for more support for vulnerable Rohingya refugee children and women following a four-day visit to Cox's Bazar when she met Rohingya children and families living in refugee camps and informal settlements. (Photo by Sony Ramany/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
WINDSOR, ENGLAND - MAY 19: (L-R)Abigail Spencer and Priyanka Chopra arrive at the wedding of Prince Harry to Ms Meghan Markle at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle on May 19, 2018 in Windsor, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 07: Priyanka Chopra attends the Heavenly Bodies: Fashion & The Catholic Imagination Costume Institute Gala at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 7, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Sean Zanni/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 07: Priyanka Chopra attends the Balmain after party at Boom Boom Room at the Standard Hotel at on May 7, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by TheStewartofNY/GC Images)
WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE WITH ANDY COHEN -- Pictured: Priyanka Chopra -- (Photo by: Charles Sykes/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 03: Priyanka Chopra seen out and about in Manhattan on May 3, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Robert Kamau/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 02: Priyanka Chopra is seen wearing Dion Lee in Midtown on May 2, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Gotham/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 02: Actress Priyanka Chopra visits SiriusXM Studios on May 2, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Matthew Eisman/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 26:Actress Priyanka Chopra arrives at Aol Live in Soho on April 26, 2018 in New York City.(Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 26: Priyanka Chopra at GMA on April 26, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Gotham/GC Images)
NEW DELHI, INDIA - APRIL 11: (EDITOR'S NOTE: This is an exclusive image of Hindustan Times) Bollywood actor Priyanka Chopra poses during an exclusive interview with HT City-Hindustan Times, on April 11, 2018 in New Delhi, India. (Photo by Raajessh Kashyap/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 09: Actress Priyanka Chopra is seen arriving to the Bottega Veneta fashion show during New York Fashion Week at New York Stock Exchange on February 9, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Gilbert Carrasquillo/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 27: Priyanka Chopra arrives at the Clive Davis and Recording Academy Pre-GRAMMY Gala on January 27, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Steve Granitz/Getty Images)
Actress Priyanka Chopra attends the 'A Kid Like Jake' Premiere during the 2018 Sundance Film Festival at Eccles Center Theatre on January 23, 2018 in Park City, Utah. / AFP PHOTO / ANGELA WEISS (Photo credit should read ANGELA WEISS/AFP/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 27: Priyanka Chopra is seen on October 27, 2017 on the set of 'Quantico' on in New York City. (Photo by Janet Mayer/Star Max/GC Images)
PARK CITY, UT - JANUARY 21: Actor Priyanka Chopra attends The Vulture Spot, Park City, Utah during the 2018 Sundance Film Festival on January 21, 2018 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images for Vulture)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 09: Priyanka Chopra outside of the Bottega Venetta show at the American Stock Exchange on February 9, 2018 in New York City on February 9, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Gotham/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 12: Priyanka Chopra seen on location for 'Quantico' in Brooklyn on March 12, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by James Devaney/GC Images)
PARK CITY, UT - JANUARY 21: Actress Priyanka Chopra attends the MoviePass House Park City during Sundance 2018 on January 21, 2018 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Daniel Boczarski/Getty Images for MoviePass)
SUNDAY TODAY WITH WILLIE GEIST -- Pictured: Priyanka Chopra on February 4, 2018 -- (Photo by: Mike Smith/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NEW DELHI, INDIA - DECEMBER 23: Bollywood actor and UNICEF Global Goodwill Ambassador Priyanka Chopra during a UNICEF event on December 23, 2017 in New Delhi, India. (Photo by Rajessh Kahyap/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 27: Priyanka Chopra arrives at the Clive Davis and Recording Academy Pre-GRAMMY Gala on January 27, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Steve Granitz/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 11: Priyanka Chopra visits The Empire State Building to promote 'Quantico' at The Empire State Building on November 11, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by John Lamparski/WireImage)
WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE -- Pictured: Priyanka Chopra -- (Photo by: Charles Sykes/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 02: Priyanka Chopra is seen on November 2, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by SBN/Star Max/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 25: Actress Priyanka Chopra attends the 2nd annual InStyle Awards at Getty Center on October 24, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 17: Actress Priyanka Chopra attends PaleyFest New York 2016 'Quantico' at The Paley Center for Media on October 17, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Jim Spellman/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 24: Actress Priyanka Chopra attends the 2016 Global Citizen Festival In Central Park To End Extreme Poverty By 2030 at Central Park on September 24, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images for Global Citizen)
GOOD MORNING AMERICA - Priyanka Chopra and Blair Underwood are guests on 'Good Morning America,' 9/23/16, airing on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Fred Lee/ABC via Getty Images) MICHAEL STRAHAN, PRIYANKA CHOPRA, BLAIR UNDERWOOD
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NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 21: Priyanka Chopra Visits 'The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon' at Rockefeller Center on September 21, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for NBC)
QUANTICO - 'LCFLUTTER' - At the Farm, Owen teaches the trainees about enhanced interrogation techniques, and turns the tables on his students by putting himself in the hot seat. Meanwhile, Shelby goes undercover. In the future, a new President is sworn in and Miranda makes a tough choice, on 'Quantico,' airing SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 13 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EST), on the ABC Television Network. (Giovanni Rufino/ABC via Getty Images) JOHANNA BRADDY, PRIYANKA CHOPRA
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 18: Actress Priyanka Chopra attends the 68th Primetime Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 18, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Barry King/Getty Images)
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