Though Priyanka Chopra says she is feisty and when she walks into a room people are scared of her but there have been instances in the initial days of her career too where she struggled to get roles in movies.
It’s not often that you hear an actor speak fearlessly and unapologetically about issues that matter. And, when it comes to Priyanka Chopra, she does talk and when she does, it gets quite difficult to not take a note of her words. Be it commenting on the Padmavati row, the existence of racism, questioning the rules of the society where only a woman is asked certain questions or talking about abuse of power in the film industry, Priyanka knows nothing about mincing words. But at the same time, she is the one who believes expressing her opinions is her choice. Being an actor does not necessarily mean she has to have a say on everything happening around the world.The Quantico actor was in the national capital on Tuesday to deliver the Penguin Annual Lecture on the topic, ‘Breaking the Glass Ceiling, Chasing a Dream’. As the actor finished giving her audience twelve golden rules of becoming the best version of themselves, she was asked questions about her future endeavours, her journey in the Hollywood and her take on the ongoing controversies. But before anything, the former Miss World defined herself. For our Desi Girl, she is, “like water. Wherever I go I take the shape of it. I think I am inexplicable.” Hearing this, a voice from the audience calls out to her as a “superstar” and soon the entire Siri Fort Auditorium, in unison calls the actor, “superstar” leaving the actor overwhelmed with the love of her fans.
On being the only woman in the men’s only Forbes list
Recently, Priyanka got listed on number seven in the top 10 Indian celebrities in the Forbes list of 100 celebrities with the annual income of 10 million dollars. On being asked if the zeroes on her pay cheque matters, the actor promptly said, “Definitely they do. I was not born with a silver spoon and I worked really hard to be where I am today. I am extremely proud to be the only women on the men’s only list.”
But this made the actor think about a ‘funny thing.’ She quipped, “There are many people who talk about the kind of numbers apparently I get for certain minutes of my time (hinting at the rumours around her fees for performing at the Zee Cine Awards 2018). But has anyone ever asked the boys about the zeroes on their cheques? I mean they get a ridiculous amount of zeroes. I should be happy that they are celebrating a woman who has gone out there but my question is why there are no other females on the list.”
But such thoughts don’t stop Priyanka from being proud of herself. “I am proud of myself that I have the ability to work so hard that today I stand shoulder to shoulder with my male counterparts and be in the top 10 list of Indian celebrities,” added Baywatch actor.
Talking about marriage, Priyanka said, “My mother has told me to marry a man who can appreciate the hard work I have done until now. Definitely, I want to get married and have a cricket team of children but finding a suitable match for seems to be a difficult task.”
courtesy- Indian express news