April 11, 2018

Global icon Priyanka Chopra does not need any introduction. She is the one who made her own place not only in Bollywood but also in the international film industry. Despites acting, we often hear her bold statements of the harsh realities of life. She has spoken about pay disparity and racism on numerous occasions in the past, but those things do exist in 2018 too and even in Hollywood. It’s shocking yet true. Recently in an interview with Instyle magazine, she revealed how she lost a Hollywood movie last year just because she had a brown skin color. There is no denying that it affected her deeply but she also said that it doesn’t matter to her now.

While talking about the incident, Priyanka Chopra said, “It happened last year. I was out for a movie, and somebody (from the studio) called one of my agents and said, ‘She’s the wrong, what word did they used? physicality.’ So in my defense as an actor, I’m like, ‘Do I need to be skinnier? Do I need to get in shape? Do I need to have abs?’ Like, what does ‘wrong physicality’ mean? And then my agent broke it down for me. Like, ‘I think, Priy, they meant that they wanted someone who’s not brown.’ That affected me.”

On the professional front, PC is currently busy shooting the last few episodes of Quantico season 3 in Ireland. After completing the shooting, she will come back to India and start shooting for a Bollywood film, the Kalpana Chawla biopic. She has been also linked to many other big projects such as Salman Khan‘s Bharat. She is also busy with a few of her productions and reading scripts.

By: Anurag Panchal

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