PRIYANKA CHOPRA discusses the ‘dehumanizing’ event on set when a film director demanded to see her underpants.


Actress Priyanka Chopra described the “dehumanizing moment” she experienced on set as a result of a film director’s uncomfortable set conditions.

The 40-year-old actress admitted that during the early stages of her acting career, an unidentified Bollywood filmmaker had requested to see her in her underwear.

She told The Zoe Report that this might have happened in 2002 or 2003.

Since that’s what girls do while they’re undercover, I’m seducing the guy while I’m undercover. But you have to take one piece of clothes off [at a time] while I’m enticing the guy,” she recounted.

“I wanted to cover myself, but the director insisted that I see her underpants. If not, then why is anyone coming to see this movie?

Then Chopra continued, “He didn’t say it to me. To the stylist in front of me, he said it. Such a degrading circumstance occurred. A sentiment of “I am nothing other than how I can be used, my art is not important, what I contribute is not important” was present.

Chopra claimed that the incident led her to abandon the project two days later, but she claimed that at her father’s urging, she had reimbursed the production team out of pocket for the money they had lost.

“I just couldn’t look at [the director] every day,” she continued.

Chopra recently explained why she left the Bollywood industry, claiming that she felt “pushed into a corner” by the business.

She said as much on Dax Shepherd’s “Armchair Expert” podcast in March. “I had people not casting me, I had beef with people, and I am not good at playing that game so I kind of was tired of the politics and I said I needed a break,” she added.

Soon after, she began her brief musical career, which finally led to her entry into Hollywood.

“This music thing gave me an opportunity to go into another part of the world, not crave for the movies I didn’t want to get but I would require to schmooze certain clubs and cliques of people,” she said.

The fact that it would need groveling and that I had already put in a lot of time at work made me feel unmotivated to do it.

She said, “So when this music thing occurred, I was like, “F-k it, I’m going to America.”

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