Soon after she joined the Baywatch crew where she dazzled some more. Would Priyanka's triumphant show in the US benefit the film?
The Mumbai film industry is divided on this. A prominent filmmaker who has worked with Priyanka in the past, protests, "Do you think the average man in Bareilly or Bhopal gives a damn about how beautiful she looked at the Oscars and that she gave away the trophy for best editing? Priyanka's performance in Jai Gangaajal would be judged on its own merits. But one thing …After Neerja, this is a good time for the female hero."
Trade pundit Taran Adarsh is cautious in his optimism. "The Oscars and Baywatch have given ample mileage to Priyanka's popularity. However, when it comes to benefiting a movie, any and every movie works due to its content."
Trade analyst Atul Mohan thinks Priyanka's virtuoso performance in the West will add to the sale ability of Jai Gangaajal. "I must say Prakash Jha is really blessed. He couldn't have timed the release of Jai Gangaajal with the Oscars or Baywatch happening to Priyanka Chopra. But they have happened to her career, and it's all adding up."
Will Priyanka's Jai Gangaajal benefit from her presence at the Oscars? You decide.