Priyanka Chopra on Bollywood's nepotism: 'Nothing wrong about being born into legacy'

FP Staff

May,02 2017 14:01:35 IST

Priyanka Chopra has spoken about the experience of being discriminated against because she is not a star-kid, adding to the debate surrounding nepotism in Bollywood, which was started by Kangana Ranaut's in her comments on Karan Johar's show Koffee with Karan.

Priyanka Chopra in Baywatch

Priyanka Chopra in Baywatch

In an interview to Mid-Day, the actress, who is a star in India and abroad due to Quantico and Baywatch, said that all kinds of stars exist in India and that they all have their own journeys. She added that those who are outsiders to the Hindi film industry do not get a foot-in-the-door access.

"In mine [journey], I have faced a lot. I have been kicked out of films because someone else was recommended to the producer. I cried and got over it," said Chopra. She asserted that those who are meant to be attain success will do so irrespective of hindrances.

The actress also said that she feels there is nothing wrong with being born into a family that has a legacy, and that children of film stars deal with the pressure of living up to the family name.

Priyanka Chopra donned a long Ralph Lauren trench coat dress for the Met Gala Awards this year. She will be seen next in the film reboot of Baywatch, where she stars with Dwayne Johnson and Zac Efron. She plays the antagonist Victoria Leeds. Additionally, her show Quantico has been renewed for a third season, despite rumours about low ratings.

Updated Date: May 02, 2017 14:01 PM