What do Leonardo DiCaprio, Nicki Minaj, Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan, Christine Lagarde, Lin-Manuel Miranda have in common with Priyanka Chopra? Well, they each have their own special cover for Time Magazine’s Most Influential list.
“When I was very young, I was 19 and I was doing the first few movies, I remember that my dates weren’t working out. My scheduling wasn’t working out for a movie with a very big actor. And the producer said, ‘Well, she can’t work it out, it’s fine, we’ll just cast someone else. Or, you know what? I’ll launch a new girl because girls are replaceable.’ I didn’t understand it then. But I think subconsciously it really worked on my mind, and I started picking up parts which were strong, which were not just the damsel in distress waiting for someone to rescue me. As much as I like being rescued. Every girl does … Now 13, 15 years later, whatever, I think that the movies that I do, I’m irreplaceable and the boys are replaceable,” Priyanka told Time.
India is represented by RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan, Sania Mirza, Flipkart co-founders Binny and Sachin Bansal, Google CEO Sundar Pichai in the list that has previously included Aamir Khan and PM Modi.
Priyanka broke out in Hollywood last year with a starring role in the drama show Quantico, for which she also won a People’s Choice Award and bagged a supporting role in the upcoming Baywatch reboot starring Dwayne Johnson and Zac Efron.
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