“There are no rules for me and I don’t think you have to plan too much. I have never allowed my work to define me completely. All my life I have chosen various roles – across genres, continents and platforms, and my career has never been dependent on my co-actors, ”said actor Priyanka Chopra Jonas, speaking of his recently published dissertation ‘Unfinished’, during the Jaipur Literature Festival (JLF).
The book details the 38-year-old actor’s childhood in India and abroad, and his rise to fame. Speaking to columnist and writer Shobhaa De, she said she was now in a place where she had come together and was responsible for everything in her life. “She is far from a young high school student who got into fashion and later the Indian film industry.”
Priyanka Chopra Jonas, who was recently seen in the movie “ White Tiger, ” which she also co-produced on a digital platform, believes the advent of streaming platforms has been a major breakthrough. “It’s not the same 10 people who do everything anymore. We are seeing new talents every day. Thanks to these platforms, so many actors, directors and writers are going where no one has gone. See how the world came to witness the brilliance of Adarsh Gourav in “White Tiger”.
While nepotism was the media’s favorite word a few months ago, the actor feels he has rarely seen anyone inherit his job. “There is nothing wrong with wanting to take care of your family and friends. However, I’ve always thought there shouldn’t be a wall, and we need to make sure the table is bigger – we need to create more opportunities. “
Although a private person who rarely talks about her personal life, Priyanka Chopra Jonas, who has written extensively about her husband and father in the book, said: “Nick (Jonas) is an extremely reliable and conscientious man who gives me the feeling of balance. I can totally trust him to share my burdens.
Speaking about her late father, Priyanka Chopra Jonas added that he is always by her side. “He was always on my side to encourage me and always made a point of being there for me.
During her foray into Hollywood, Priyanka Chopra Jonas believes it was a lesson in humility. “It was my choice to go into a new industry and try my luck there. There are times when no one knows you at a party and you show up. You can walk into a magazine office and tell them who you are. Frankly, I have no problem with that as I never enter an authorized room.
Adding that women of her generation were instrumental in creating change in the Hindi film industry, Priyanka Chopra Jonas says that we are now seeing several married women take on the lead roles, become producers and manage content. “I really hope the next generation of girls doesn’t inherit the same system failures that we do.”
Speaking of racism and ethnicity discrimination in Hollywood, she said that while it wasn’t blatant, it’s just not in their consciousness to imagine a brunette or black person playing the lead role in a movie or television series. “However, it has been amazing that many South Asian descendants were able to push the boundaries and I am honored to be a part of it. I wanted to break those doors, ”said the actor who starred in the American television series“ Quantico ”.
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