Actor Priyanka Chopra may have gotten her start in Bollywood but through sheer talent and force of will, the icon has taken the globe by storm. In her memoir, Unfinished, the actress addresses the “patriarchy and favouritism” in Bollywood. Over the past few years, big names in the Hindi film industry have faced the public’s ire for nepotism and favouritism and for allegedly not allowing ‘outsiders’ to make a mark for themselves in the world of cinema.
Zoom reports that during the filming of a seductive song sequence which required her to strip off her clothes, Chopra had asked a director if she should wear extra layers so as to not be “down to skin way too fast”.
“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 translates as “whatever happens, panties should be seen. Otherwise, why would people come to watch the movie?” Chopra wrote.
The actress wrote that she quit the project the very next day. “I was ready to go full-out as a temptress in the number. The director’s words and tone, though, conveyed that he regarded me in a way that I found unacceptable,” she added.
The director of the movie was so angry at her decision that he went to another set where she was acting and was in an “agitated” state. Her co-star, Salman Khan had to intervene.
Now, Netlfix’s Bridgerton has been getting some major love ever since its release and the world has been swooning over lead actor Regé-Jean Page. Our desi girl is also feeling some type of way about the actor and spoke about it on Lilly Singh’s chat show A Little Late with Lilly Singh.
“I mean, come on, that is what everyone has really been doing. I may sound like I have been super productive but there was a lot of time for binging. I watched, like everybody, Bridgerton, which was a lot of fun,” Priyanka Chopra said about writing Unfinished and binge-watching shows.
“I watched it in two days. The entire thing. I know you are a married woman, but the Duke!” Lilly said, to which Chopra responded: “I mean, listen, I can read the menu. I don’t have to eat from it.”