Priyanka Chopra’s mother on sexual harassment: Life is more valuable, what if you miss out on films

Priyanka Chopra’s mother gives valuable advice to newcomers on how to deal with sexual harassment, says as a newcomer Priyanka lost at least 10 films because she refused to compromise.

“She was just 17 when she entered the industry, so I accompanied her every minute of the day till about three years ago. So a gentleman meets her and says: ‘Will your mother sit outside while I narrate the story to you?’ Priyanka told him, ‘If it is a story that my mother can’t hear then it is a story that I cannot do,'”.

Here’s another incident, “a designer told her that the director’s brief was to dress her in itsy-bitsy clothes. The director had said, ‘What is the point of having a Miss World in front of the camera if we cannot show her as her beautiful self?’ Priyanka refused to do the film. The reputed director got upset and Priyanka lost out on at least 10 films because she walked out of that project.

These two are just a few incidents that Priyanka’s mother revealed when she was asked if Priyanka Chopra faced any harassment at the workplace.

Chopra’s mother said she told her daughter that losing on some work is “not the end of your life. Your life is more valuable.”


That is what I say to everyone. This is not the end of your life. Your life is more valuable.

Do not compromise and life will be sweeter for you.

And if you live on your own terms, the struggle is bigger but the outcome is sweeter too. Priyanka got a lot of respect in Hollywood.

Priyanka Chopra was named in Forbes’ World’s Most Powerful Women List 2017.

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