Priyanka Chopra may have created an identity through her stint in Bollywood film industry, but the actress has engraved her name on the acting map through her international jobs.
Currently known across the globe through her hit TV show Quantico, no longer wants to be addressed as a Bollywood celebrity.
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The actress who will be playing the main antagonist in Baywatch movie with heroes like Dwayne Johnson and Zac Efron is very particular about not being called a Bollywood celebrity and here is her reason.
"We don't say, Spanish celebrity Penelope Cruz or Italian star Sophia Loren. So why make it a defining point for me? I'm trying to be global and trying to push us, as a society, to becoming colour blind," said Priyanka.
The actress feels Indian Film Industry produces the largest number of films every year (Hindi, Tamil, Kannada, Telugu, Marathi, Bengali, Malyalam etc) and by calling her a Bollywood celebrity, people are stereotyping the film industry.
The actress is proud to represent our country but does not appreciate being stereotyped and wonders why it is not done with any other country, "I'm proud of being Indian, but I don't think I need to be labeled based on where I am from. It's divisive in many ways, and we're already so divided. By saying 'Bollywood'-first of all, we're not an offshoot of Hollywood, we're the Indian film industry that produces a tremendous array of films every year-it's using a word that encapsulates a stereotype of what we are. And we don't really do that with any other countries. "
She further added, "I'm very grateful to ABC for casting me in Quantico. It was based on my merit, not on my ethnicity. The part wasn't written for an Indian girl, it was just written for an ass-kicking, mess of a girl, and I happen to portray her best."
Kudos to Priyanka! You go girl!