Priyanka Chopra detailed how director told her ‘panties should be seen’ in seductive song, Salman Khan had to intervene to resolve the dispute .
Unfinished, has written about being ‘saddened’ by the ‘patriarchy and favouritism’ that exists in Bollywood
Priyanka mentions her journey from small-town India to the Hollywood big leagues.
Priyanka wrote about an incident during the filming of a seductive song sequence that required her to strip off her clothes, one item at a time. Because it was a long song, Priyanka asked the director if she should wear extra lay
“The director suggested I speak to my stylist, so I called him and briefly explained the situation, then passed the phone to the director. Standing right in front of me, the director said: “Jo bhi ho, chaddiyan dikhni chahiyen. Nahi toh log picture kyon dekhne aayenge?” which translates as “whatever happens, panties should be seen. Otherwise, why would people come to watch the movie?” wrote Priyanka. She wrote that she quit the project the next day.
Priyanka wrote that her decision to bow out left the director livid, and he paid a visit to her on the sets of another film in an ‘agitated’ state. Her co-star Salman Khan had to intervene.
Priyanka also detailed about being objectified by the very first filmmaker she met with after being crowned Miss World in 2000. Priyanka wrote, “After a few minutes of small talk, the director/producer told me to stand up and twirl for him. I did. He stared at me long and hard, assessing me, and then suggested that I get a boob job, fix my jaw, and add a little more cushioning to my butt. If I wanted to be an actress, he said, I’d need to have my proportions ‘fixed’, and he knew a great doctor in LA he could send me to. My then-manager voiced his agreement with the assessment.”
Actor Priyanka Chopra released her book, Unfinished on 9/2/2021 Tuesday, and fans have finally got some unseen pictures. The book includes many family photos, and images of some other important moments from the actor’s life.
One photo from the book showed a glimpse into Priyanka’s ‘griha pravesh’ ceremony, with husband Nick Jonas, at their Los Angeles home. The couple moved into their new house during the lockdown last year.
The description on the picture read, “Moving into our new house during quarantine was unusual but we made the best of it, including a Griha Pravesh (house warming) ceremony.”
Another photo showed Priyanka and Nick cuddling with their dogs — Diana, Gino and Panda. In a third picture, Priyanka and Nick posed together after their engagement at the ‘magical island of Crete’ in July 2018.
Priyanka and Nick arrived in India in August, 2018 for their Hindu engagement ceremony. They tied the knot in December, 2018 in Jodhpur.
Priyanka Chopra has written about why her nose suddenly started looking drastically different in the early 2000s. It happened because of a botched surgery, and left the actor ‘horrified’ at what had happened.
She wrote that she had trouble breathing, and it was discovered that she had a ‘polyp’ in her nasal cavity. Believing it to be a routine procedure, Priyanka decided to have the polyp surgically removed. This was in 2001, the year after she won Miss World, and around when she decided to take a plunge into the film industry.
She wrote, “While shaving off the polyp, the doctor also accidentally shaved the bridge of my nose and the bridge collapsed. When it was time to remove the bandages and the condition of my nose was revealed, Mom and I were horrified. My original nose was gone. My face looked completely different. I wasn’t me anymore.” Priyanka continued, “I felt devastated and hopeless. Every time I looked in the mirror, a stranger looked back at me, and I didn’t think my sense of self or my self-esteem would ever recover from the blow.”
Priyanka said to Asian Style magazine that everyone who found a mention in her book was sent copy of Unseen . “Everyone who is mentioned in the book, has read the book. I was very clear about that. I didn’t want any surprises later. In fact, I worked on it in a very weird way.
It is the story of the love she shares with her family, and the way her parents embraced their daughter’s curveball career path and sacrificed so she could chase her dreams. It is the story of her own battles with self-confidence and doubt as she learned to stand up for what she knew she deserved.
It is the story of the racism and sexism she confronted throughout her life, and the depression she battled after the death of her father. It is also a love story, chronicling how she fell in love with her now-husband Nick Jonas.