The #MeToo movement was initiated by Tanushree Dutta, which took our whole film industry to storm. Tanushree Dutta accused Nana Patekar of harassing her sexually on the sets of their film ‘Horn Ok Please’. After Tanushree Dutta started this, many names including Alok Nath, Sajid Khan, Subhash Ghai, and Rajkumar Hirani came into the spotlight. Many of the actresses and female celebrities came out and spoke openly about sexual harassment that they faced in the industry or their workplace and now, Priyanka Chopra Jonas speaks about the #MeToo movement.
The Quantico actress was present at the 10th Annual Women in the World Summit 2019, where she was interviewed by Tina Brown. PeeCee believes,
“We always had a voice. Just nobody heard us. Now because of the support we are giving each other, nobody can shut us down. And that’s an incredibly powerful thing to see. Now if I have a story I don’t feel I am alone anymore – and I am not ashamed of it.”
When Priyanka Chopra was specifically questioned if she has ever faced it, she said,
“Everybody in this room has probably faced one because it had become a norm with women.”
She also spoke on how South Asian Actors are being stereotyped and added,
“I am Indian. I don’t need my parts to justify why I can be an actor. And it would take me doing that to become mainstream enough now to actually play parts where I am my own ethnicity. And I will not be considered as a niche actor or an actor who can only do that.”
Talking about the work front, the actress will next be seen in The Sky Is Pink. This film also stars Farhan Akhtar and Zaira Wasim in the lead roles. The film is a Hindi-language biographical film which is directed by Shonali Bose and co-produced by Siddharth Roy Kapur, Ronnie Screwvala and Chopra under the banner of RSVP Movies, Roy Kapur Films, and Purple Pebble Pictures. It is slated to release on 11th October 2019.