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'Priyanka lost 10 films due to sexism in Bollywood'

'Priyanka lost 10 films due to sexism in Bollywood'”

While attending the 20th International Children's Film Festival in Hyderabad, Dr Chopra said, "Priyanka was about 17 years-old when she started her career and I used to accompany her everywhere till about three years ago".

Narrating the incident, Priyanka's mother claims "a reputed director" once insisted the actress wears "itsy-bitsy clothes". Her mother revealed that she had lost 10 projects because of that.

With the news of allegations against Harvey Weinstein, Louis CK and Kevin Spacey coming to the fore, many have wondered when the misogyny and abuse rampant in Bollywood will finally be spoken about. The director had allegedly said, "What is the point of having a Miss World in front of the camera if we can not show her as her attractive self?"

Madhu said that though she was losing films, she did not care and asserted that every girl should follow this as life is more important.

She also talked on the Hollywood experience of her daughter and said that Priyanka received respect there, adding, "the struggle is bigger but the outcome is sweeter too". Priyanka's response had been that if it was a story her mother could not hear, it was a story she could not do. If you don't want it, then say no. Some people may have entered the industry as a desperate measure. Do not succumb to any pressure.

Priyanka is now shooting in NY for the third season of her hit television series, Quantico, and also has two worldwide films, Isn't It Romantic? and A Kid Like Jake in the pipeline.



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