Priyanka Chopra Reveals How She Felt When A Bollywood Director Asked Her To Get A 'Boob Job''
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Priyanka Chopra Reveals How She Felt When A Bollywood Director Asked Her To Get A ‘Boob Job’

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Priyanka Chopra is one of the highest-paid actresses in the industry. She also worked in Hollywood. Priyanka Chopra is one of the sexiest Asian women of the decade. She made her debut opposite Akshay Kumar in the movie Andaaz. Priyanka Chopra won the Miss World pageant in 2000. Priyanka Chopra shared her experience of his first Bollywood director she met after winning the beauty pageant. He told her to get the surgery done and even though she was a teenager during that time. Priyanka got into trouble when her manager of that time agreed with the director.

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Priyanka Chopra revealed this moment in her autobiography Unfinished. According to ABP News, she wrote,

 “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 b**b job, fix my jaw, and add a little more cushioning to my b*tt. 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.”

 

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Priyanka 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.”

 

Priyanka Chopra soon then parted ways with her then-manager. She added,

“It’s so normalized 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.’  ‘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’.”

Priyanka admits at that time it was terrified. She said,

“Now on the other side of 35. I know that’s a normalized 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.”

Priyanka Chopra concluded,

“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.”

Priyanka Chopra talked about women taking their careers into their own hands and do things in their own way. According to Metro News reports, she said,

“I’ve mentioned a bunch of female producers in the book that I really admire, who’ve taken charge of their own lives and said, “Alright, you’re not going to make a part for me or the movie that I want to be in, I’m going to produce it myself.”

“We see so many women that have banded together to be able to do it ourselves and [are] taking back our power. Now we’re seeing, we are that generation that is hopefully going to see women in leadership roles, that is going to see women in roles of power so that the next generation that comes after us doesn’t have to inherit these issues.”

“That’s our job. We need to take that seriously and we can only do that ourselves by being an example of what a possibility could be. ‘If I had seen somebody else on TV, kicking ass… The show I did, Quantico, I was the first South Asian to ever [front] a network TV show, in 2015. It was crazy to think about that. To me, if I had had that, maybe I wouldn’t have been so insecure in the hallways of my high school or felt that I was so different.”

 

Priyanka Chopra told that what she could have told to her younger self.

“That I’m proud of you. I would say that there’s always going to be times in my life, just like everyone else’s life, where we do have to put a brave face.”

“Life surprises you, life has the ability to surprise you when you think you’re so prepared.  ‘And I think it’s really important to be brave, it’s important to have your principles and your values in check. It’s very important to have integrity and what you stand for.”

She concluded,

“I would definitely tell my younger self that I’m proud of her for having navigated some really tumultuous waters and come out on the other side to be able to tell the story.”

You are one of the most beautiful and talented actresses in the industry Priyanka Chopra.

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