“Unfinished”: Priyanka Chopra reveals the reason for staying silent on unpleasant incidents in Bollywood
Priyanka Chopra Jonas in her memoir revealed about the incidents that happened with her in the film industry. She mentioned that she did not speak about the incidents because she was insecure. She said that she kept working with the system and did not say anything.
In her memoir ‘UNFINISHED’, Priyanka has mentioned that a director once said that her panties should be visible otherwise no one would watch her. Priyanka left the film.
Priyanka said, “I did because as much as I may have walked away from the project because of how he spoke about me or spoke to me… He didn’t see me as an artist bringing something to the table, he saw me as an object for titillation. That’s it. That’s all I was there for. It makes you feel small. As much as I walked away from the movie because it made me feel that way, I didn’t do anything about it. I didn’t say anything about it because I had to work within the system. So I put my head down and I worked within the system.”
“Why did I do that? Because I had insecurities. I was scared. I was trying to make a career at that point. I didn’t want it to be taken away from me. Girls are told, ‘You don’t want to attract the wrong kind of attention. You don’t want to be hard to work with. You gotta smile and everything is alright.’ I did that for a really long time because I was insecure. It’s okay to be insecure. No one is perfect. No one can live in black or white. Everyone lives in grey and that’s okay,” she added.
She has also mentioned about another incident in which she said that the director asked her to get plastic surgery on her breasts, hips and jaw.
Priyanka Chopra`s memoir was released on February 9, 2021. It has the journey of the actress from being Miss World pageant to Bollywood and then to Hollywood.
She has also mentioned about her marriage to Nick Jonas and how her life was affected after her father died.