Priyanka Chopra, the Bollywood actor-turned-Hollywood star, recently opened up about her decision to leave the Indian film industry and her struggles with people within the fraternity. In an interview on Dax Shephard’s Armchair Expert podcast, Chopra revealed that she was pushed into a corner in Bollywood due to industry politics and beef with certain people.
Despite enjoying her work on Bollywood projects, Chopra struggled with politics and the need to schmooze certain clubs and cliques. She admitted to being tired of the game and took a break from the industry. She later signed a talent-holding deal with ABC Studios and was cast in the American thriller series Quantico, making history as the first South Asian to headline an American network drama series.
During the press conference for her latest project, Citadel, Chopra spoke about the truth of her journey and the struggles she had to face, including pay disparity and other issues. However, she forgave and moved on a long time ago, which made it easy for her to talk about it in an open and safe space.
Chopra’s revelation about her “beef” with people in Bollywood highlights the politics and behind-the-scenes maneuvering that often goes on in the Indian film industry. It also sheds light on the challenges faced by actresses and the need for equal pay and opportunities.
Chopra’s success and growing influence extend beyond the entertainment industry. With over 80 million followers, Chopra is a social media sensation and among the most influential Indian personalities on Twitter. She has been recognized for her accomplishments in various power listings, including Verve’s most powerful Indian Women and India Today’s 50 most powerful people in India. She has also been featured on lists such as People’s Most Intriguing People of the Year and Time’s 100 Most Influential People in the World.
In a monumental move, Chopra will receive equal pay as the male lead, Richard Madden, in her upcoming project, Citadel. This achievement highlights the ongoing fight for gender equality in the entertainment industry.
Priyanka Chopra’s candid revelation about her struggles in Bollywood sheds light on the challenges faced by actresses and the need for equal pay and opportunities. Chopra’s success in Hollywood and beyond is a testament to her talent, hard work, and resilience. As she continues to break barriers and make history, she remains an inspiration to millions of people around the world.