Priyanka Chopra is not just an Indian actress or former beauty queen; she represents India globally. The actress, who has been working in Bollywood for close to one and a half decade now, has gone through several ups and downs in her personal and professional life, but the strong girl always ensured that she takes the right decisions and moves fearlessly on the path which leads to success. But the journey to stardom has not been an easy one. The Bajirao Mastani actress says that there have been many instances where she was dropped from a film at the last minute because some powerful people wanted some other actress in her place. “I have had situations when I have been thrown out of films because someone else was recommended. A girlfriend was recommended after I was signed for a movie. So, that’s an abuse of power.”
Adding further, the actress says, I couldn’t do anything about it. I was removed last minute from many such situations because I never catered to the whims and fancies of powerful men. I only cater to my colleagues and friends who give me respect. I was treated in a different way because I commanded that, and it was because I had the strength and support of my family.”
Talking about the prevalence of casting couch in showbiz, PC says, “I wouldn’t call women victims, I would call them survivors. But there shouldn’t be a world where women have to survive; there should be a world where women thrive. Look at how many (Weinsteins) there are in Bollywood.”
The actress will be seen next in her Hollywood films, Isn’t It Romantic!