Priyanka Chopra on why she didn’t call out Bollywood director who demeaned her: ‘I was so scared’


Priyanka Chopra is a multi-hyphenate with plenty of achievements to her identify. This cycle of success started when she was topped the Miss World on the age of 17. She might have made it look simple, but it surely was not. As Priyanka spoke to Oprah Winfrey for her present Super Souls, she opened up about how she was merely attempting to maintain her head over the water at that time of time.

“I was thrown into the deep, and so badly. I didn’t come from a pageant family,” Priyanka stated about being topped Miss World, “I didn’t come from desiring that. I never thought I could be part of it. At 17, when you’re thrown into this crazy world of pageants internationally and movies, I was just trying to keep my head above water at that point.”

Miss World led inevitably to Bollywood. The actor, who has talked about how she was made to really feel uncomfortable by a director, was requested by Oprah why she didn’t stand as much as him and whether or not she regrets it now.

Speaking in regards to the incident, Priyanka had stated in Unfinished that she was presupposed to carry out a seductive dance quantity in a movie, “The director suggested I speak to my stylist, so I called him and briefly explained the situation, then passed the phone to the director. Standing right in front of me, the director said: “Jo bhi ho, chaddiyan dikhni chahiyen. Nahi toh log picture kyon dekhne aayenge?” which interprets as “whatever happens, panties should be seen. Otherwise, why would people come to watch the movie?” wrote Priyanka. The actor stated she had give up the movie the following day.

Referring to the episode, Priyanka stated she at all times had a powerful sense of self-worth even at a younger age. “I was told to have an opinion in a room that disagreed with me. I was always encouraged to have a voice.”

However, she stated she didn’t call out the director. “I was so scared. I was new in the entertainment business and girls are always told that ‘you don’t want to get a reputation of being hard to work with.’ So I worked within the system.”


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