Priyanka Chopra is all set to make a splash at the 2019 Cannes red-carpet. Recently, the actress opened up about being bullied countless times for her skin colour while studying at a high school in the U.S. In an interview with the Associated Press, the global star revealed details about her unpleasant experiences with racism and prejudice while studying at Massachusetts, Iowa, and New York City. Priyanka said she was “treated different” because of the colour of her skin and was called names like “’Brownie,’ ‘Curry,’”.
"I was treated differently because I’m brown. I had, you know, really racist behavior when I was in high school in 10th grade. I was called ‘Brownie,’ ‘Curry,’ (told to) ‘go back on the elephant you came on,’ and that really affected me when I was a kid and affected my self-esteem," the actress said.
Actress Priyanka Chopra, who was born in the state of Bihar in India, moved to the States with her aunt when she was only 13. The actress is now married to the singer Nick Jonas and stars in a popular ABC drama, Quantico. The actress said, she has been vocal about racism is because she wants to create a world where diversity would be accepted and considered as “normal”.
The Quantico star said, “The way we treat people differently comes from cultural subliminal messaging that has happened over eons. I do want to create a world for my future kids where they don’t have to think about diversity, where they’re not talking about it because it’s normal.”
She further added, "The more we can talk about it and open other people's eyes and say, 'It doesn't have to be that way,' and give them more examples, I guess society will change.”
After ruling the pink carpet at the 2019 MET Gala, Priyanka Chopra will soon be seen walking the red-carpet at the French Riviera.