Priyanka Chopra may be a talking point today for all her achievements both nationally as well as globally. But there was a time when the actress too had to go through the struggling phase in her career which was marked with tears and rejection.
In an interview with Glamour, the actress opened up about her struggling days, why she is glad she isn't wearing a bikini in Baywatch, endorsing fairness products and more...
I Was Rejected Many Times
PeeCee was asked what advice would she give to women stepping into the new world.
To this she replied, "It's a scary place. You will be rejected. I was rejected many times. I cried. I was told that female actors are replaceable in films because they just stand behind a guy anyway."
Was Priyanka Sad For Not Getting To Wear A Swimsuit In Baywatch?
PC won't be seen donning the iconic red swimsuit in her Hollywood debut Baywatch because she is the antagonist. When asked if she is said about it, she jokes, "Oh my God, I'm so glad I didn't have to eat one olive and one, like, almond! No."
When Priyanka Regretted Doing An Ad For A Skin-Lightening Cream
A lot of girls who have a darker skin hear things like, "Oh, poor thing, she's dark. Poor thing, it'll be hard for her." In India they advertise skin-lightening creams: "Your skin's gonna get lighter in a week."
I used it [when I was very young]. Then when I was an actor, around my early twenties, I did a commercial for a skin-lightening cream. I was playing that girl with insecurities.
And when I saw it, I was like, "Oh shit. What did I do?" And I started talking about being proud of the way I looked. I actually really like my skin tone.
I Feel Like Now Whatever I Do Will Be On Me
After reaching season two (Quantico), having done a film, and receiving acknowledgment in America, I feel like now whatever I do will be on me. My choices will be mine; my disappointments will be mine.
Closer home, in an interview with Mid-day, the 'Quantico' lady opened up about facing the same fate like any struggling actor- rejection, failure and nepotism.
When asked to comment on nepotism, Priyanka quipped, "All kinds exist. There is nothing wrong in being born into a family that has a legacy. Outsiders don't have a foot-in-the-door access. Star kids have an insurmountable pressure of living up to the family name.
She said, "Every star has their individual journey. In mine, I have faced a lot. I have been kicked out of films because someone else was recommended to the producer."
She further added, " I cried and got over it. Eventually, those who are meant to be success stories become that, despite all hindrances."
That's well said, PeeCee!