Priyanka Chopra has strongly argued that its time that Bollywood should stop looking up to Hollywood. Somebody who has straddled the two worlds effortlessly, Priyanka Chopra is actually the only authentic voice who can compare the two industries. The Bollywood A-lister Priyanka Chopra is one of those few Indian actors to have truly created her own space in Hollywood. After the TV show Quantico, Priyanka is on board for two more Hollywood films, following her role of a sassy villain in Baywatch (2017). In Bollywood, she’ll be seen next in Bharat, starring alongside Salman Khan.
Her upcoming Hollywood films include A Kid Like Jake and Isn’t It Romantic. “I don’t think we need to learn anything from each other. I think we need to conform according to what’s required for the people who’re working in the industry within that country. If you’re talking about pay parity and [sexual] harassment... [then] for example, [the lack of] pay parity happens in both countries, but the difference is that I see in Bollywood it’s said more blatantly, but [in Hollywood] it’ll be said in a more roundabout way, because nobody wants the liability or the responsibility that they’re saying this,” told Priyanka to Hindustan Times.
The actor emphasises that Bollywood should focus on improving itself, regardless of what happens in Hollywood. “We need to focus on ourselves and not somebody else. We need to look inside our own house and decide what we want to clean up. [We should] give opportunities to women, be it in entertainment or in education, or in any field they want to be. How do we give them opportunities and make them thrive? The Commonwealth Games are such amazing examples. Most of the medals are won by women. You give women opportunities and they’ll thrive. Whether it’s Hollywood or our Hindi film industry, I think we need to focus on ourselves, instead of comparing ourselves with someone else,” she told Hindustan Times in the same interview.