When Priyanka Chopra was body-shamed by a film producer

Published: February 11, 2017
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Priyanka Chopra. PHOTO: FILE

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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Reader Comments (7)

  • Bunny Rabbit
    Feb 11, 2017 - 5:11PM

    Film or no , she makes sure her PR gives enough appropriately timed titbits to the media to keep her in the news. Recommend

  • Ch. K. A. Nye
    Feb 11, 2017 - 7:56PM

    She’s gorgeous… Recommend

  • iRonMan!
    Feb 12, 2017 - 9:41AM

    she has transformed remarkably – from her initial days till now. Recommend

  • Ali S
    Feb 12, 2017 - 10:02PM

    I’d say her lips are disproportionately thick. Her nose is fine.Recommend

  • Usman
    Feb 13, 2017 - 12:17AM

    Aww…she had to undergo so many hardships. I am sure the masses can totally related to a beauty pageant winner who once got rejected by a producer and then went on to make millions for her on-screen image.Recommend

  • kemosabe
    Feb 13, 2017 - 5:16AM

    @iRonMan!:
    All of these Indian movie stars have; just look at SRK or Salman Khan in their early days, all sorts of artificial interventions. Recommend

  • Hoshiar Singh Gill
    Feb 13, 2017 - 7:29PM

    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.Recommend

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