When Priyanka Chopra was body-shamed by a film producer

Actor says being scrutinised and criticised for the way she looks doesn't bother her


Entertainment Desk February 11, 2017
Priyanka Chopra. PHOTO: FILE

Actor Priyanka Chopra revealed she was once body-shamed by a film producer who supposedly dismissed her nose and figure as 'disproportionate', reported NDTV. She was talking on the show, The View.

When Asked, Priyanka said she hasn't undergone plastic surgery to modify her nose. "Before I became an actress, I met a producer-director about the possibility of acting and I was a beauty pageant winner at that time. I was Miss World. And he said everything was wrong about me - that my nose was not proportionate, that the shape of my body is not proportionate," said the 34-year-old actor.

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Even actor Debra Messing, who recently appeared on the show, shared the director of 1995's A Walk In The Clouds interrupted filming because he said her nose needed fixing. Speaking about actors often being body shamed, Priyanka added, "Yes, this is my original nose. Please tell everyone that, because people think I have a lot of things done."

She said being scrutinised and criticised for the way she looks doesn't bother her. "There's such a false perception of what women should look like and what our body should look like, especially when we are in the business," Priyanka stated.

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"You put on a couple of pounds and people are like body-shaming you. It happens. Christmas happens to all of us. I have Diwali, I have Holi, I have like a hundred holidays that happen to me. So my body fluctuates, and you know what? I'm fine with it."

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COMMENTS (7)

Hoshiar Singh Gill | 4 years ago | Reply She had her teeth done before the Miss World contest. This was revealed in a documentary on British television.Like the British Royal Family these actors are given way too much time in the media while many people who make important contribution in their respective fields are totally ignored.
kemosabe | 4 years ago | Reply @iRonMan!: All of these Indian movie stars have; just look at SRK or Salman Khan in their early days, all sorts of artificial interventions.
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