As she discussed her next film Jee Le Zaraa, Priyanka Chopra discussed the sisterhood that has developed among female actors in the industry, which was not present when she began her career.
The Matrix Resurrections star talked to Deadline about how women were pitted against one other back in the day, and how casting was “based on the male lead of the film.”
“This was early 2000s and sure there was rivalry because in any largely patriarchal society, women are pitted against each other and there’s only one who can be the best,” Priyanka told the site.
“I believe we’ve all made enormous gains in digging in our heels over time, especially in my generation.”
“Whether it’s Bollywood or America, what I’ve observed is women standing up for women,” PeeCee, 39, said when asked how far women in the entertainment industry had gone.
“I’m making a movie in India right now with two of the greatest actresses in the country, Katrina Kaif and Alia Bhatt, and the three of us decided we wanted to do a movie together and partner together to produce it,” she added regarding the Farhan Akhtar film.
“But the concept was totally different when I first began out,” Priyanka explained. “We were all pitted against one another, and our casting was greatly dependent on the movie’s star actor, and it depends on who is the lead actor.”