If my career wasn’t great, I would have been insecure: Priyanka Chopra
Priyanka Chopra says she has made “a deliberate effort” to create a unique mark for herself; calls catfights among actresses “an old-school stereotypical concept”bollywood Updated: Mar 07, 2016 08:25 IST
Priyanka Chopra is being lauded across the globe. While her performance in her latest Bollywood project has been appreciated, the actor is also marking a mark internationally with her TV show. But, it hasn’t been easy for her. Priyanka says a lot has gone into getting where she is today.
“When I was relatively new in the industry, I was in talks with a producer, who wanted to cast me in his film. But, due to some date issues, it didn’t work out. He told me, that he will either cast someone else or will launch a new actor, because actresses are replaceable. That got stuck in my head. Now, I jokingly tell him that I am irreplaceable,” says Priyanka, adding that she made “a deliberate effort to become irreplaceable”. “And I think I have achieved that,” she adds.
The actor says she has never felt insecure about her career, because she only focuses on her work. “I never get affected by the success or failure of anyone else. I believe that an actor is chosen on his or her merit. I have always tried to compete with myself and have looked for bigger opportunities. Maybe, if my career wasn’t great, I would have been insecure,” she says.
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While Bollywood actresses are usually associated with catfights, Priyanka feels it’s “an old-school stereotypical concept”. She says, “Women get reduced to catfights. Look at today’s girls; they are so confident. When two actors are close to each other, people call it a bromance. But that’s never the case with actresses, as we are only associated with catfights. I have shared good relationships with all my female co-stars. I believe they are all very secure and confident about their position in the industry.”
First Published: Mar 07, 2016 08:23 IST