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Priyanka Chopra was once asked to leave a film when she spoke up about her ‘nominal’ paycheck: ‘I decided to stay’

  • Priyanka Chopra stated that she was once asked to leave a film when she raised concern over her ‘nominal’ paycheck as compared to her male co-star. However, she selected to suck it up and keep on.

PUBLISHED ON FEB 11, 2021 09:41 PM IST

Priyanka Chopra was once asked to leave a film when she spoke up about getting a ‘nominal’ paycheck in contrast to her male co-star. At the time, she decided to settle for it as a result of it was drilled into her head that that is how the trade works.

The incident happened early on in Priyanka’s career. When she introduced up the pay disparity, the producer instructed her that ‘women in movies are interchangeable’.

On the Skimm’d from The Couch podcast, Priyanka stated, “I have been kicked out of a movie once… Or told that I should leave. I wasn’t kicked out of it because I decided to stay and suck it (up). I was told that if I don’t take the paycheck which was nominal compared to my co-actor for almost the same amount of work… The producer told me that there are so many other girls who will take this opportunity and women in movies are interchangeable.”

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Priyanka stated that she didn’t increase objections on the time as a result of she ‘had to work within the system’ as she was led to consider that that is the ‘only way’ to work within the trade. “It took almost 15 years for me to get to that place where, you know, I could stand my ground. It took hearing the conversations from other women banding together to give me the confidence to stand up for myself,” she added.

Recently, Priyanka turned creator with her memoir, Unfinished. The e-book chronicles Priyanka’s childhood, dealing with racism throughout her teenage years within the US and transitioning from a magnificence pageant winner to an actor.

Priyanka additionally has a variety of initiatives within the pipeline, together with Amazon collection Citadel, The Matrix 4, Text For You, a romantic comedy with Mindy Kaling and an unscripted Amazon collection tentatively titled Sangeet, which she will government produce with Nick.

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