Priyanka Chopra Was Rejected For A Role In Hollywood Because Of Her Brown Skin

Priyanka Parmar , 11 Apr 2018

Bollywood’s very own, Priyanka Chopra has been busy winning the world with her acting prowess. Be it professional choices or the causes she stands for, PeeCee has been breaking norms and setting amazing examples for women everywhere. On numerous occasions, the actress has made more sense in one interview than most people do in their entire lives. She openly supports issues such as equal opportunities and pay for women.

The successful actress is also a producer and has created some content-driven regional films. The woman is a living example of what pure determination can do for you. Priyanka has never failed to mention that she wanted to be and achieve many things at the same time and she’s been busy doing just that. She seems unstoppable at times but even someone as driven as her has to face a few setbacks because the entertainment business is clearly flawed.

In a recent interview, the global star told InStyle Magazine that:

It happened last year. I was out for a movie, and somebody [from the studio] called one of my agents and said, ‘She’s the wrong—what word did they used?—‘physicality.’ So in my defense as an actor, I’m like, ‘Do I need to be skinnier? Do I need to get in shape? Do I need to have abs?’ Like, what does ‘wrong physicality’ mean?” Chopra pauses. And then my agent broke it down for me. Like, ‘I think, Priy, they meant that they wanted someone who’s not brown.’ It affected me.

Yes, you read it right. While every day the world may take a step forward it is things like this that remind us we have a long way to go. But we’re proud of our desi girl for not letting such things hold her back & speaking up against such discrimination.

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