Priyanka Chopra has sent ripples across the globe with her shocking revelations in her recent released autobiography, Unfinished. And now, she has opened up about being asked to leave a movie set after she requested equal pay to a male co-star.
"They said to take the paycheque which was nominal compared... There’s so many other girls who will take this opportunity. And, you know, women in movies are interchangeable," Priyanka said on the Skimm’d from The Couch podcast.
She continued, "I didn’t do anything about it. I had to work within the system because that’s what we’re told, that, 'You know, if you want this job … this is the only way'.” Further adding, "It took almost 15 years for me to get to that place where, you know, I could stand my ground. It took hearing the conversations from other women banding together to give me the confidence to stand up for myself.”
Priyanka, in her memoir, Unfinished has revealed that she had been advised in her early days to get a boob job done if she wanted to become an actress in Bollywood. She shared that the first person she met suggested that she should fix her 'proportions', and her then-manager agreed with the idea.
"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 wrote in the book.
"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," she added.
The 38-year-old actress continued, "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."
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