Priyanka Chopra opens up about racism she experienced as a child in US
Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra has risen by leaps and bounds in the recent years. Ever since the actress discovered her knack for singing, her songs have charted among the top ten in several countries. She has also had the privilege to do a song with famed American artist Pitbull. Priyanka also turned heads most recently when she became the first Bollywood actress to bag a leading role in an American television series. Most recently, the actress sat down to talk about her upcoming show Quantico and revealed that she had had to face racism and ethnic discrimination, during her childhood days in the United States.
“When I was studying in an American school, I faced a lot of racism. I was told to go back on the same boat that I came on… (pauses) Browny and all of that… It wasn’t everybody, but a group of people in high school. It became too much for me which is why I quit school midway and came back to India,” she said.
The actress also further divulged into details that she had clearly told her agency that she was interested in those roles which had nothing to do with her ethnic background or race. “When Quantico happened, the only thing I told the agency was that you have to find me a path, which is ethnically ambiguous as an actor. It should have nothing to do with my race, country, religion and to their credit, they found me one. I am playing a half-American, half-Indian FBI agent. It’s a great female-driven part,” said the actress.
Priyanka will next be seen in an upcoming movie alongside some of the biggest names in Bollywood, such as Farhan Akhtar, Anushka Sharma, Ranveer Singh and Anil Kapoor in the movie Dil Dhadakne Do. The comedy film’s trailer released last month and generated favourable reviews.