Priyanka Chopra

Priyanka Chopra is definitely keeping the boat rocking quite successfully in Bollywood and Hollywood. Her balancing act is definitely paying off but it often means that she is unable to do promotions in India. Recently, in an interview, the actress has said that even though women are becoming central characters in films or TV, it is still a man’s world.

The actress told TOI, “We can’t deny that we live in a man’s world. It is entirely male dominated and women all over the globe are waging their own individual battles. They are fighting strong and hard to land positions on the basis of their merit. In my case, the reason why I have been able to hold on to films like ‘Jai GangaaJal’ and ‘Mary Kom’, is because the opportunity has come my way. Fortunately, those films are made well these days. It is a great time for any female actor in the entertainment business. Finally, people are willing to watch stories that are good. Today, it is irrelevant whether it is a man or a woman on a movie poster.”

She gave her view on whether Bollywood always relies on Hollywood for validation, “I look at it as an acceptance of Indian talent on foreign soil. It is an achievement because the person has gone into an alien set-up and has managed to conquer it. It has nothing to do with our notion of Hollywood being superior to Hindi cinema. At least, not to me. I am an actor and I can go to any country and work. I can play any character or speak any language that a script demands. I have done work in English, Hindi, Tamil, Bhojpuri and Marathi. I am producing a Punjabi film as well. Cinema as an art cannot be judged based on geography or the colour of an actor’s skin.”

She was asked what she thinks of last at night before going to sleep, having reached such tremendous heights in the last few months, “That I am so exhausted (laughs). Honestly, achievement can never be limited, as long as someone has the drive. That full stop cannot exist for an artiste. Moreover, I have always believed in the saying that success is a journey not a destination.”

‘Jai Gangaajal’ is slated for release on 4th March and the second season of Chopra’s American TV show ‘Quantico’ is all set to hit the screens in the US on 6th March.