Priyanka Chopra talks about her aim to avoid being stereotyped in Hollywood

Hina MasoodWeb Editor

18th Jul, 2021. 02:57 pm
Priyanka Chopra

Priyanka Chopra, the Bollywood diva, is speaking out against the stereotyped parts she was given when she first moved to Hollywood.

In an interview with Mirror Online, the Quantico star discussed how she overcame her typecast and established a name for herself.

“I demanded to play roles that were not specific boxes that I usually saw South Asian characters being put into. I insisted on roles with something to say,” she said as she revealed.

“I think I really knocked down the door and demanded for it to shift. But I was working at a time when a lot of other people were calling for inclusivity and diversity, so being among a pack of loud voices really helped me,” she went on to say.

“It wasn’t the easiest. I had to play more ethnically ambiguous parts, initially. After a few years, when people were like, ‘OK, she’s not that different’ [laughs], then I could demand roles where my ethnicity popped. That’s what it took to get a seat at the table,” she added.

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