MNA Entertainment Desk: Priyanka Chopra might be a global icon today, but her brush with pay disparity in two of the world’s biggest entertainment industries continues.
“I feel it every year, especially when you’re doing movies with really big actors, whether it’s in India or America. If an actor is getting 100 bucks, the conversation will start with max, like, 8 bucks. The gap is that staggering,” the actor said in the interview. “In America, we don’t talk about it as brashly, whereas in India the issue is not skirted around.
“It happens in both countries, it’s just that here, its hidden behind other things. In America, everyone is so worried about being liable that they don’t want to say anything wrong, but they end up doing it anyway.”
However, that hasn’t made things easy for her. PeeCee, as her fans in India like to call her, states that even after attaining big feats, she tends to lose out on films due to her skin colour.
She said, “It happened last year? I was out for a movie, and somebody [from the studio] called one of my agents and said, ‘She’s the wrong-what word did they used?-‘physicality.’ So in my defense as an actor, I’m like, ‘Do I need to be skinnier? Do I need to get in shape? Do I need to have abs?’ -Indian Express