30 Mar – Priyanka Chopra recently opened up about her decision to try her hands on Hollywood, saying that she was being pushed into a corner back in Bollywood.
Speaking to Dax Shepard on the actor's podcast, "Armchair Expert", the "Citadel" star, who made her Bollywood debut in 2002's "Humraaz" after winning Miss World 2000, stated that she was not good at playing games and understanding the politics back when she was working as a Bollywood actress.
"I had people not casting me for reasons. I had a beef with people. I'm not a nepo baby. I didn't have the kind of support that exists in a big way in Bollywood movies," she said, adding that she was paid less than her male colleagues.
However, Priyanka said much has changed in Bollywood now. "Movies are sold on the guy and the girl now. Change was demanded by the new generation coming in and saying, 'Great, make a Bollywood blockbuster, but with me too,'" she said.
It is noted that Priyanka first arrived in the US for a pop music career after signing with Interscope Records. However, she began making her return to acting through small roles in Hollywood.
"So, with every job that I have gotten from smaller roles in features that I did, which I needed to build my English-language filmography, I had a lot of people who knew me from my Indian film days, questioning why I went to Hollywood to do small parts and B-grade movies, is what they would say," Priyanka added.