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PRIYANKA CHOPRA: WHEN I ENTERED BOLLYWOOD, EVERYONE WAS SOMEBODY’S UNCLE OR DAUGHTER

Priyanka Chopra on Nepotism

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Priyanka Chopra has become an international name. The actress has not just shown her mantle in Bollywood, but also in The West. She has been playing the lead role in TV show Quantico which is in the third season now. PeeCee will be next seen in a Hollywood film A Kid Like Jake. 

Not only the actress has tried her hands in acting, she has also produced several regional films.

While interacting with Hindustan Times, the actor said; “I don’t think I look at cinema (any) differently because I am a producer. I want to make the kind of films as a producer, which I may not have seen being made otherwise. Regional cinema, for instance, is one such (area of) focus for me and it was very important for me to give new talent (the right) opportunities.”

The actress made it big in the acting world on her own and said;  “When I entered Bollywood, everyone was somebody’s uncle or somebody’s daughter. It’s very difficult to get inside a production office if you are an actor from no [film] background. I know that it happened to me because I started like that.”

She added, “My production company was set up with that in mind. Almost all directors we have worked — seven I think — are new directors. My route is very different and it’s a personal journey. The films that I make are important to me and I have a point of view that our entertainment has commercial value and it has a story.”

“When I joined films, I was already winner of a beauty pageant and still had it a little easy. I got my first few films but I know that I was thrown out of the films because somebody else was recommended, who was somebody’s daughter. I didn’t know people, ki main dinners pe ja rahi hun and networking kar rahi hun. I know that opportunities came to be because of merit. I know that opportunities were also taken from me because of these reasons. I wanted to have an open house philosophy in my production house,” said Priyanka Chopra.

Priyanka Chopra will be next seen in Ali Abbas Zafar’s Bharat opposite Salman Khan.

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