Desi girl Priyanka Chopra who is currently making it big in the west opened up about her experiences in terms of sexual harassment. For the first time the actress has come out and spoken in the wake of the #MeToo movement. The actress was present at the 10th Annual Women In The World Summit 2019, where she was interviewed by Tina Brown. During the course of her conversation with Brown which ranged from her grand wedding with Nick Jonas to the culturally different Hollywood and Bollywood, the actress also spoke about women empowerment and the #MeToo movement. Priyanka opened up that even she had faced sexual harassment and appreciated that now women are brave enough to come out and speak about their ordeal.
“Now because of the support we are giving each other, people don’t have the power to shut us down,” she said at the Summit. “We always had a voice. Just nobody heard us. Now because of the support we are giving each other, nobody can shut us down. And that’s an incredibly powerful thing to see. Now if I have a story I don’t feel I am alone anymore – and I am not ashamed of it.”
When the Mary Kom actress was categorically asked if she has ever faced it, she replied, “everybody in this room has probably faced one because it had become a norm with women”.
Priyanka also spoke about her future and hinted that she plans on curating a Bollywood-type production for American audiences. She even hinted that she might bring the imminent elements of Bollywood like singing and dances to the U.S. film industry. “Give me another year and a half,” she said. “I have a few things up my sleeve,” she added.
She also spoke about how South Asian actors are stereotyped and she will no longer accept stereotypical roles. “I am Indian. I don’t need my parts to justify why I can be an actor,” Chopra said. “And it would take me doing that to become mainstream enough now to actually play parts where I am my own ethnicity. And I will not be considered as a niche actor, or an actor who can only do that.”
Well, Priyanka surely made us proud with her stance at the Summit.