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Why would you wear a bindi? Priyanka Chopra refuses to play stereotypical Indian in international projects

Priyanka Chopra recently opened up about her Hollywood career and revealed how she doesn't want to be "meek but bold" as an actor...

2021-02-03T11:34:00Z
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Priyanka Chopra

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In a career span of almost two decades, actress Priyanka Chopra has come a long way since her debut with The Hero: Love Story of a Spy (2003). The Sky is Pink actress has stormed her way to the top with her impeccable performances and her inspiring journey proves she's a true role model. The 38-year-old actress sizzled in a new photoshoot for a magazine by slipping into bold outfits and sporting a cropped hairstyle. 

During an interview with the same magazine, Priyanka opened up about her Hollywood career and revealed how she doesn't want to be "meek but bold" as an actor.

The White Tiger actress recently unveiled multiple pictures from her latest photoshoot for Elle UK's March issue. 

Priyanka has successfully represented the South Asian community on a global platform. During her Elle magazine interview, PeeCee reflected upon her own hypothesis about the need of the South Asian community to shout louder for an opportunity, in the way the Black community has. Priyanka made it clear what she is aiming for. 

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I want to create opportunities as a producer for South Asian people in Hollywood, just like I never had.

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She continued, "I came in and I said, 'I don’t mind putting my head down, working, auditioning, learning how to speak in an American accent.' I wanted to play parts. I don’t want to be defined by where I come from. I want to play leads."

Priyanka spoke about her teenage years and revealed she was meeker back then. Today, the actress possesses a massive fan-following across the globe and she is no more limited to the Indian borders. PeeCee explained that as time went by she started feeling the support of the world, and it took a long time for her to be able to say, 

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I don’t want to be meek, I want to be bold.

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She also clarified she won't play the stereotypical Indian in international projects. 

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I don’t want to do the extra Indian accent. If my character was born and brought up in the UK or in the US, why would she speak like that? Why would you wear a bindi? It’s a silly, stereotypical thing. I defied a lot of that, and now I’m reaching a point in Hollywood where my culture is my asset instead of my definition.

- Priyanka Chopra
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Clearly, it wasn’t easy for the actress to arrive at a high position where she stands and currently she is basking in the success of her film, The White Tiger.


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