Priyanka Chopra has risen to worldwide fame. After a successful career in the Hindi film industry, the actress ventured into Hollywood and starred in many projects and headlined the ABC series. Quantico. As she prepares for Citadel, the actress recently sat down to chat about women in movies, South Asian identity, and pay parity. She opened up about body shaming and being called a ‘black cat’ in the film industry.
Priyanka Chopra On Being Called ‘Black Cat’, ‘Dark’ In Bollywood: ‘I Thought I Wasn’t Pretty Enough’
Speaking after being mentioned in the BBC 100 Women for 2022 list, Priyanka Chopra recalled being bodyshamed for her complexion. “They called me ‘black cat’, ‘dark’. I mean, what does ‘dark’ mean in a country where we are literally all brown? Of course that comes from our colonial past, it hasn’t even been 100 years since we shed the British Raj, so I think we’re still clinging to it. But it is up to our generation to be able to cut those ties and change them so that the next generation does not inherit the capital that is given to light skin,” she told the BBC.
“I thought I wasn’t pretty enough, I thought I would have to work a lot harder, although I thought I was probably a little more talented than my lighter-skinned fellow actors. But I thought it was the right thing to do because it was so normalized.” , said.
meanwhile with Citadel Already gearing up for an April 2023 premiere, Priyanka Chopra has lined up her next project. The actress is set to executive produce an upcoming limited series through her production company Purple Pebble Pictures (PPP). Amazon Studios is developing the project titled Assume Nothing, which is based on Tanya Selvaratnam’s memoir of the same name. Priyanka is also in talks to star in it.
Meanwhile, Priyanka Chopra has Citadel set on Prime Video with Richard Madden and Stanley Tucci. The series will premiere on April 28. It also has a movie. Love again Theatrical release May 12, with Sam Heughan and Celine Dion.
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