Priyanka Chopra’s Dehumanizing Bollywood Ordeal
Priyanka Chopra exited a Bollywood film set following a “dehumanizing” incident with a director, according to recent reports. The actress, known for her successful career in the industry, opened up about the challenges she faced when starting out in Bollywood.
She recounted an uncomfortable situation during the filming of an unnamed movie, where she was cast as an undercover character. The director, whom she had never met before, insisted on seeing her underwear during a seduction scene, claiming that it was necessary to attract viewers to the film.
“I’m undercover, I’m seducing the guy – obviously that’s what girls do when they’re undercover. But I’m seducing the guy and you have to take off one piece of clothing.”
“I wanted to layer up. The filmmaker was like, No, I need to see her underwear. Otherwise, why is anybody coming to watch this movie? He didn’t say it to me, he said it to the stylist in front of me. It was such a dehumanizing moment. It was a feeling of, I’m nothing else outside of how I can be used, my art is not important, what I contribute is not important.’
Chopra described this incident as dehumanizing, feeling reduced to a mere object for exploitation rather than being valued for her artistic contributions. After enduring the project for two days, she made the decision to walk away, even covering the production costs herself.
While she did not mention the director’s name, she expressed her inability to face him on a daily basis. Despite this setback, Chopra’s career continued to thrive, with numerous roles and accolades.
However, she faced another challenging experience when she underwent nasal surgery to address breathing difficulties. The procedure resulted in an accidental collapse of the bridge of her nose, significantly altering her appearance.
As a consequence, she was dropped from three movies, leading her into a period of deep depression.