Priyanka Chopra needs no introduction be it in India or at international level. Besides being a global icon, she is also known for being a UNICEF’s Goodwill Ambassador whose work is applauded globally. Priyanka Chopra is only Bollywood star who received global recognition and is quite a multifaceted personality.(Watch Priyanka Chopra aka Alex Parrish In An Intriguing Video Of Quantico Season 3 Trailer)
Though Priyanka Chopra made a complete 360 degree turn travelling from Bollywood to Hollywood, few bad things never changed for her.
The Quantico actress revealed in a new interview with In Style that she lost out on a movie role in Hollywood last year because of the color of her skin. There are numerous occasion when Priyanka Chopra has opened up about her racist experience in Bollywood.
When Hollywood refused a role to Priyanka, she recalled, “I was out for a movie, and somebody [from the studio] called one of my agents and said, ‘She’s the wrong — what word did they use? — physicality.”
She added, “So in my defense as an actor, I’m like, ‘Do I need to be skinnier? Do I need to get in shape? Do I need to have abs?’ Like, what does ‘wrong physicality’ mean?”
Confused with what physicality exactly meant,“And then my agent broke it down for me. Like, ‘I think, Priy, they meant that they wanted someone who’s not brown,’ ” she shared. “It affected me.”
She added: “No one will say that a woman is getting paid less because she’s a woman of color, but the numbers mostly end up reflecting that.”
Priyanka is a self made classy independent woman who reached for the skies and made her way alongside Hollywood’s biggest names. She graced almost every international magazine, presented Oscar award, attended the Emmy’s and the Golden Globes.
Priyanka Chopra has two upcoming Hollywood movies where she will be seen in supporting roles – A Kid Like Jake and Isn’t It Romantic? Quantico Season 3 will air on April 26 on ABC.