After completing 20 years in the entertainment industry, Priyanka Chopra has released her much awaited memoir ‘Unfinished’. In her book, she discusses about her life, what it has been like working for the past 20 years and made some shocking revelations about how young actors are treated in the industry.
During her initial years of work, she met someone who suggested that she should get a ‘boob job’ and fix her ‘proportions’ and her then-manager had agreed to this sentiment. “After a few minutes of small talk, the director/producer told me to stand up and twirl for him. I did. He stared at me long and hard, assessing me, and then suggested that I get a boob job, fix my jaw, and add a little more cushioning to my butt,” she penned in her book, according to Metro UK.
“If I wanted to be an actress, he said, I’d need to have my proportions “fixed,” and he knew a great doctor in LA he could send me to. My then-manager voiced his agreement with the assessment. ‘I left the director/producer’s office feeling stunned and small. Was he right that I couldn’t be successful unless I had so many body parts “fixed”? I thought of how individuals in the media and others in the industry had referred to me as “dusky” and “different-looking,” and I wondered if I was cut out for this business after all,” Chopra mentioned in her book.
Speaking to Metro UK, Priyanka further said, “It’s so normalised that it doesn’t come up in conversation. I talked about a movie that I walked out of because of how I was spoken to by the director.”
She further revealed, “It was early in my career, but I never told him why I walked out. I never had the courage to stand up for myself, and actually admit it. Because I heard so often, “Don’t be a nuisance, you’re new in the industry, you don’t want to have a reputation that you cause trouble or you’re not easy to work with” Now on the other side of 35. I know that’s a normalised thing that girls hear so often. I fell for it too, even though I consider myself a forward-thinking, smart girl. I learned from that over time, but at that time, I was terrified. ‘Yes I faced that then, I faced that like everybody else when you’re in patriarchal industries, which ours has been for a very long time.”
Meanwhile, on the work front, Priyanka Chopra was recently seen in We Can Be Heroes and The White Tiger, both Netflix movies.
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