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Priyanka Chopra reacts to Shah Rukh Khan's not shifting to Hollywood remark: 'I am not arrogant'

Actor Priyanka Chopra recently commented on Shah Rukh Khan's thoughts around not starring in a Hollywood film. Addressing it, she said her ego isn't bigger than her job.

By Mathew KarnalPublished about a year ago 3 min read

Actor Priyanka Chopra recently opined about Shah Rukh Khan's comment about not moving to Hollywood. Priyanka, who is seen dabbling in both East and West projects, responded to the same and asserted that she doesn't need validation as her ego isn't bigger than her work. Priyanka and Shah Rukh have starred together in films like Don and Don 2.

Priyanka Chopra made her acting debut in 2002, and it has been almost eight years since she moved to Hollywood. She gained recognition in the West after starring in the TV series Quantico. In the film front, she debuted alongside Dwayne Johnson in Baywatch in 2017 and rose to fame. She will be next seen in Russo Brothers’ upcoming spy-thriller web series Citadel.

During the promotion of the series, Priyanka was asked about Shah Rukh Khan's recent comment on why he doesn't want to be in a Hollywood flick. A reporter an at the SXSW festival asked Priyanka, “Shah Rukh Khan says, ‘Why should I go there (Hollywood), I am comfortable here.'”

In answer, Indian Express quoted the Citadel actor saying, "Comfortable is boring to me. I am not arrogant, I am self-assured. I know what I am doing when I walk onto a set. Likewise, I don’t need the validation of executives. Not only that, but I am willing to take auditions, I am willing to work. I do not carry the baggage of my success in one country when I walk into another country.”

Priyanka went on to say that her ego isn't bigger than the job. “I am very professional and if you ask people around me, I am known for my professionalism. I take pride in it. My father was in the military, and he taught me the value of discipline.

He taught me not to take the value of what you have been given for granted,” she added. She thinks she had built a legacy for herself, and it's her hard work that takes the credit. She asserted about not spending her time on anything else but just “botched the bullets and just focussed” at her job.

Priyanka recently hosted a pre-Oscars party for South Asian Excellence in Los Angeles. Besides Citadel, she also has the film Love Again in the pipeline this year. She will also be seen in Farhan Akhtar's next film as director, Jee Le Zara, with Alia Bhatt and Katrina Kaif.

Priyanka Chopra reveals she cried to Nick Jonas after she was body-shamed as 'not sample sized' before a recent event

Priyanka Chopra said she cried to husband Nick Jonas after she was body-shamed as 'not sample sized' before an event. Priyanka said she has 'been told many things that are difficult to hear' but she 'felt regrettable about' the latest comment on her body.

Priyanka Chopra said she arrived at a recent event 'feeling crappy'. The actor, who will soon be seen in the web series Citadel, said that a day before attending the event in Los Angeles, an unnamed person had body-shamed her, and told her that she 'wasn’t sample sized.’ Priyanka shared her experience during a conversation with Amazon Studios head Jennifer Salk at the South by Southwest Film Festival (SXSW 2023) in Los Angeles on Friday. Also read: Priyanka Chopra says she had pay parity with her male co-star only in Citadel

Priyanka went on to narrate how she had been 'told many things that are difficult to hear', over the years. However, after the latest comment on her body, she was 'hurt' and even discussed it with her family. Priyanka also said that she cried to singer-husband Nick Jonas and her team as she felt 'regrettable about the fact that she was not sample-sized'. Priyanka then asked the audience members how many of them were 'sample-sized', adding most people were not.

“I’ve been told many things that are difficult to hear. I arrive feeling crappy because somebody told me yesterday I wasn’t ‘sample sized.’ I was hurt, and I discussed it with my family and I cried to my husband and my team and I felt regrettable about the fact I’m not sample-sized and that that’s a problem, apparently. Most of us are not. ‘Sample-sized’ is a size 2. Who’s a size 2? I don’t see a lot of hands," Priyanka said as she looked at the audience.

Recently, Priyanka had co-hosted the second annual South Asian Excellence at the Oscars' event in Los Angeles. The pre-Oscars bash was attended by Mindy Kaling, Nick Jonas, Pretty Zinta, Jr NTR, Jacqueline Fernandez and many others. The event at Paramount Studios in LA honored Oscars 2023 nominees from Indian films such as RRR, All That Breathes and The Elephant Whisperers.


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