Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra, who recently visited India, in a recent interview, spoke about people trying to ‘jeopardize’ her career while she was doing well in films.
‘Jeopardize’ her career
From Bollywood to Hollywood, Priyanka Chopra has always left her fans stunned with her acting skills and amazing work. A few weeks back, Priyanka who resides in Los Angeles with her husband-singer Nick Jonas and daughter Malti Marie Chopra Jonas, recently visited India after three long years and was busy with her work responsibilities.
During her visit, the former Miss World interacted with YouTuber Ranveer Allahbadia aka BeerBiceps for his podcast, The Ranveer Show and during their discussion, the actress opened up about how people around her in Bollywood were trying to ‘jeopardize’ her career and also take away from her work.
On the podcast, Priyanka revealed, “I have had people wanting to jeopardize my career, take away from my work, make sure I wasn’t cast just because I was doing well in what I was doing. ”
“But that’s not what stops me. I don’t sit and wait and harp on, maybe I will cry one night when an opportunity was taken away from me, but I don’t sit in the s**t. You have to shut off the noise. Focus on the one person who believes in you. Focus on light, a little bit of inspiration that you might see and that’s the hardest thing to do because you are bogged down by baggage and shackles of people holding you down,” she further added.
Celebrating each other’s success
The actor also tried to explain why in India people do not celebrate each other’s success. According to her, “In India, we are not people as a people, very few of us are happy for somebody else’s success. My hypothesis is, we were colonized till 1947. We’ve just about, not even been 100 years, been our own country, our own people.”
Priyanka thinks Indians need to understand the “strength in numbers” as she opined, “If we only collectively banded together and supported other successful people in our fields, we would be unstoppable in the world. We are one-fifth of the world’s population.”
Meanwhile, on the work front, Priyanka will be seen next in Love Again with Sam Heughan and Celine Dion. She also has the series Citadel, produced by Russo Brothers. She also has Farhan Akhtar’s road trip film, Jee Le Zaraa with Alia Bhatt and Katrina Kaif.
Here’s the full interview: