Priyanka Chopra, who is now a published author, penned an incident in her memoir highlighting the existence of “patriarchy and favoritism” in the Hindi film industry. In her autobiography, Unfinished, the actor has narrated numerous incidents from her personal and professional life, among those she also mentioned an unfortunate episode.
According to Zoom, Chopra felt “saddened and frustrated” by the system where she started off her career as an actor. She recounted the time when she was to perform a sultry song, which needed her to strip off her clothes one piece at a time. Priyanka asked the director if she should have lots of layers to take off so that she wouldn’t be “down to skin way too fast”.
“The director suggested I speak to my stylist, so I called him and briefly explained the situation, then passed the phone to the director. Standing right in front of me, the director said: “Jo bhi ho, chaddiyan dikhni chahiyen. Nahi toh log picture kyon dekhne aayenge?” (Loosely translated: whatever happens, panties should be visible. Otherwise, why would people come to watch the movie?” wrote Priyanka in her book.
Following the incident, Priyanka quit the film for which she had already shot for two days. When the director found out about her walking away, he reached the set of her another film in an “agitated state”. Chopra further mentioned that eventually her co-star in the film, Salman Khan, had to intervene.
Some more objectification
The actor, who was the lead actor of a American CIA thriller series called Quantico, recalled the time right after winning the Miss India Crown in 2000 and told that the first director she met suggested that she should get a ‘boob job’ and ‘fix her proportions’.
‘Get A Boob Job’ : Shocking story of director in Priyanka Chopra’s book Unfinished
Priyanka reportedly has narrated the incident in the book. “After a few minutes of small talk, the director/producer told me to stand up and twirl for him. I did. He stared at me long and hard, assessing me, and then suggested that I get a boob job, fix my jaw, and add a little more cushioning to my butt.”
She further mentioned that the director advised her to get her proportions “fixed” if she aspires to be an actress. “He knew a great doctor in LA he could send me to. My then-manager voiced his agreement with the assessment,” she added.
Priyanka then wrote that she left the meeting, feeling ‘stunned and small’. Consequently, she parted ways with the manager soon afterwards.
Unfinished- A Memoir
Priyanka Chopra’s memoir Unfinished is now out. The autobiography captures the journey of the self-made star from childhood to stardom as well as milestones and struggles faced by her.
As stated on the official site, “Priyanka Chopra Jonas’s story will inspire a generation around the world to gather their courage, embrace their ambition, and commit to the hard work of following their dreams.”
The actor shared a sneak peek of her book on Twitter, wherein she narrated a part of her memoir. Also, she mentioned that part of this introspective came after Nick Jonas, American singer and Chopra’s husband, became a part of her life.
“Feeling all the feels before the release of #Unfinished, so I thought I’d share a little sneak peek live reading with you all,” the tweet read.
Feeling all the feels before the release of #Unfinished tomorrow, so I thought I’d share a little sneak peek live reading with you all. Xoxoxox pic.twitter.com/vZOA969S4O— PRIYANKA (@priyankachopra) February 8, 2021
The memoir received an amazing response prior to its release. In fact, Unfinished became a bestseller on Amazon even before the release back in October 2020. In just a span of 12 hours, it made it to top of the charts in the US on a pre-order basis.