Priyanka Chopra treated moving to America as a “new career”.
Before gaining fame in the US, the 38-year-old actress had a great career in Bollywood, but admits that she sees her success in the US as an arc in its own right and that getting a new job was “difficult”.
She said: “The process of auditioning was taboo in India at the time, especially when you become a great actor. A lot has changed now, but 10 years ago audition wasn’t something you did. But in Hollywood it was the culture. So I had to learn that. I learned that I can’t rest on my laurels and that I have to go into a room and introduce myself to people and don’t feel entitled. Just because a big part of the world knows me, That doesn’t mean everyone should do it. It’s always difficult to start a new career. And I’ve treated moving to America as a new career. If you think about it, I’ve only been an actor in the US for five years just started doing the job I really want. It takes time in any career. “
And Priyanka wants to help create opportunities for Indian actors and actresses.
She told ELLE UK: “I think there is so much room for Indian talent. But it will take our community to mobilize to support each other rather than pulling each other down. Myself and Mindy [Kaling]That’s how this collaboration came about … I said, “As a producer, I want to create opportunities for South Asian people in Hollywood like I’ve never done.” I had to fight for it. I had to say, “I don’t want to add the additional Indian accent. If my character was born and raised in the UK or the US, why should she speak like that? Why would you wear a bindi? ‘It’s a stupid, stereotypical thing. I’ve resisted a lot, and now I’m reaching a point in Hollywood where my culture is my asset, not my definition. “