Priyanka paid the price of standing against harassment, reveals her mother

After being crowned Miss World in 2000, the Bollywood starlet kicked off her career in Indian cinema with Hero: Love Story of a Spy, starring Sunny Deol and Preity Zinta. While Priyanka has become one of the most sought-after actresses today – with over 40 films under her belt – she could have done 10 more which she rejected due to issues with a reputed director.

In a recent interview, PC’s mother, Madhu Chopra revealed, “A designer told Priyanka that the director’s brief was to dress her in ‘itsy-bitsy clothes’. The director had said, ‘What is the point of having a Miss World in front of the camera if we cannot show her as her beautiful self?’ Priyanka refused to do the film.” Madhu mentioned that her daughter had to pay a hefty price but she remained firm on her decision. “The film was being helmed by a well-reputed director and he got upset. Priyanka lost 10 films because she walked out of that project,” she further shared.