BY ANUJ RADIA
From a popular Bollywood star to becoming the first Indian to headline an American series, Priyanka Chopra, undoubtedly, is a success story.
Currently, the actress is busy with season 3 of Quantico and has two Hollywood films lined-up, including A Kid Like Jake and Isn’t It Romantic.
Recently, the Baywatch actress was quizzed about the comparisons between Bollywood and Hollywood by an Indian media outlet. In response to this, PeeCee replied:
“I don’t think we need to learn anything from each other. I think we need to conform according to what’s required for the people who’re working in the industry within that country.
If you’re talking about pay parity and (sexual) harassment… (then]) for example, (the lack of) pay parity happens in both countries, but the difference is that I see in Bollywood it’s said more blatantly, but (in Hollywood) it’ll be said in a more roundabout way, because nobody wants the liability or the responsibility that they’re saying this.”
The Desi Girl added: “We need to focus on ourselves and not somebody else. We need to look inside our own house and decide what we want to clean up. (We should) give opportunities to women, be it in entertainment or in education, or in any field, they want to be.
How do we give them opportunities and make them thrive? The Commonwealth Games are such amazing examples. Most of the medals are won by women. You give women opportunities and they’ll thrive. Whether it’s Hollywood or our Hindi film industry, I think we need to focus on ourselves, instead of comparing ourselves with someone else.”
Priyanka Chopra said that her show’s production team has been very helpful and understanding towards her schedule. “(They have been) really accommodating. They have always taken care of me and they know that if there’s anything I really want to do, they would adjust the schedule and help me, said the Mary Kom actor.
With Quantico Season 3 in full swing, it has been reported that that show has been axed by ABC and will therefore not be returning for a fourth season.