Priyanka Chopra keeps making us proud again and again. Especially for the last two years, she has maintained herself professionally and personally, that now the world bows down to her caliber and skill. From winning a Padma Shri to becoming the UNICEF’s Global Goodwill Ambassador, she has earned each feather in her cap gracefully.
Recently, Priyanka was honored at Variety’s Power of Women luncheon for her work with UNICEF. She also appeared on the cover of the October issue of Variety magazine.
de us proud again.
However, not many of us know that behind this stardom are tales of her hard work. It was always about choosing the right set of films in her career and even rejecting many.
As per a report published in Deccan Chronicle, Priyanka has rejected almost 10 big films due to a very particular reason. In an interview given to the daily, Priyanka’s mother Madhu Chopra opened up about rampant sexual harassment in showbiz and how Priyanka said no to it.
Madhu Chopra quoted, “She was just 17 when she entered the industry, so I accompanied her every minute of the day till about three years ago. So a gentleman meets her and says, ‘Will your mother sit outside while I narrate the story to you’?”
To this Priyanka had then replied, “If it is a story that my mother can’t hear, then it is a story that I cannot do.”
It is reported that the project was a grand one, however, Priyanka walked out of it.
Madhu Chopra also said that when it comes to working in showbiz, Priyanka has never said yes to any nonsense.
She explained further, “It was being helmed by a reputed director and he got upset. Priyanka lost 10 films because she walked out of that project. But she didn’t care.”
She further stated, “Priyanka always believes that life is more valuable and this is not even the end.”
Madhu Chopra also explains how things are different in Hollywood. She explains, “They gave Priyanka a lot of respect. If you live on your own terms, the struggle is bigger but the outcome is sweeter too. This is my advice to every girl. Do not compromise and life will be sweeter for you.”
These statements by Madhu Chopra and the instances she mentioned are a clear indication of the fact that, women must not choose to work for something, that happens at the stake of losing their self-respect. Priyanka is a great inspiration to many women and has set an example of greatness, telling us that there is no substitute for hard-work.