Bollywood and Hollywood actress Priyanka Chopra Jonas, whose memoir ‘Unfinished’ will hit the stands on February 11, recently opened up about reports of she undergoing the knife for a plastic surgery. For the unversed, for the longest time, Priyanka was called “Plastic Chopra” by many and it was a tag that has followed her for a good many years of her professional life.
Recently, In an interview with Asian Style Magazine, Priyanka while addressing the tag and the topic that she has elaborately also spoken about in her memoir, said, “I didn’t write about these things now to clarify anything to anyone. I was in a place in my life where I sat down and wrote about the milestones in my life. These happened to be those things, that I’d kept personal in my heart, things I’ve been affected by.”
“I’m a woman in the entertainment business, which is kind of patriarchal, I had to be very tough. When Entertainers show their weakness, people enjoy pulling you down. I learnt to keep my walls up. I kept them up, did my job and didn’t talk about the things I overcame. I’m much older and self-assured now, which makes it easier to discuss things from the past. This book is not me offering any form of clarification. It’s a story of my life from my eyes,” she added.
Priyanka has reportedly narrated an incident in her book where she recalls how a filmmaker suggested she go under the knife, get a ‘b**b job’ and fix her ‘proportions’.
According to The Independent, Priyanka in her memoir has written about an incident involving the first film director she met, who suggested she undergo the knife and fix her proportions.
“After a few minutes of small talk, the director/producer told me to stand up and twirl for him. I did. He stared at me long and hard, assessing me, and then suggested that I get a b**b job, fix my jaw, and add a little more cushioning to my butt. If I wanted to be an actress, he said, I’d need to have my proportions ‘fixed’, and he knew a great doctor in LA he could send me to. My then-manager voiced his agreement with the assessment,” the publication quoted Priyanka in its article.
Earlier, it was also reported that Priyanka, in the much-awaited memoir, has also opened up about facing racism as a teenager in America. She has in detail written about being a victim of racist bullying at an American high school and how it affected her to a level that she had to ultimately return to India to finish her schooling.
In an interview with PEOPLE, Priyanka, while speaking about the same said, “I took it very personally. Deep inside, it starts gnawing at you.” “I went into a shell. I was like, ‘Don’t look at me. I just want to be invisible,’ ” she added.
“My confidence was stripped. I’ve always considered myself a confident person, but I was very unsure of where I stood, of who I was,” said Priyanka. As per the magazine, in Unfinished, Priyanka explains that other teenage girls would call and insult her with different names and statements like, ‘brownie, go back to your country!’ and ‘go back on the elephant you came on’. “I don’t even blame the city, honestly. I just think it was girls who, at that age, just want to say something that’ll hurt,” Chopra told PEOPLE.
“Now, at the other side of 35, I can say that it probably comes from a place of them being insecure. But at that time, I took it very personally,” she added.
In her interview Priyanka revealed that after she came back to India, it was with the help of her doctor parents that she regained her confidence.
“I was so blessed that when I went back to India, I was surrounded by so much love and admiration for who I was. Going back to India healed me after that experience in high school,” Priyanka said.
Source: DNA India