EXCLUSIVE: Priyanka Chopra on facing racism in US: The country took so much from me but gave me Nick & family

A true victor and not a victim of her situation, Pinkvilla traces birthday girl Priyanka Chopra's journey with us, in the latest episode of Time Machine. Watch the full video inside.
EXCLUSIVE: Priyanka Chopra on facing racism in US: The country took so much from me but gave me Nick & family EXCLUSIVE: Priyanka Chopra on facing racism in US: The country took so much from me but gave me Nick & family
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Priyanka Chopra is clearly someone who's put India on the global map today. With her achievements transcending borders, our desi girl has become an international icon and rightly so. Today is the day we celebrate the legacy of Priyanka Chopra. The actress who's turned a year older today has been getting plump roles in several big ticket Hollywood extravaganzas and is also using her star power to back several small but relevant projects too. But all of this didn't come easy for PeeCee; in fact she had her own fair share of struggles. 

But PC chooses to not play victim. "Of course, my struggles were real; everyone's is. But I choose not to talk about it or be a victim of those situations. I have always learnt one thing from my dad. When you fall down, you pick yourself up and move on. So I keep thinking about the next big thing I could do, next thing I could learn, the next glass ceiling I could break."

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When you talk about US, she reveals she's had bitter sweet experiences with the country. "There was one time when America took so much from the country and I was like, 'Get lost, I'm going back to India', because I felt too small as a teenager. But it was also because I was insecure. So now when I went back this time, I was a lot more secure in my own feet. The country has given me respect, my family, my husband, my home and a different career that I started in my 30s." 

Watch her share her story right here:

Anonymous 10 months ago

Why are people rude towards her, her career in US and her marriage? What is fake marriage, scripted couple? What is real marriage by the way? Every marriage has some level of agreements, if at all her marriage is scripted or what not. Bollywood is cruel to woman. Hollywood is no exception but still ok. I think she figured her offers are drying up here. So she made her career in the US. What is wrong with that? Dont you all do that? Do you all suffer in sorrowness and not look for opportunities outside? What gives you authority to criticize her for making career anywhere else?

Anonymous 10 months ago

Talk about racism in India ... Woman. Talk about how Indians treat Africans in India. You have become irrelevant in Hollywood or America. What did you offer America ? Nothing ? America does not need white washed woman whose only Indianess is doing “ Namaste “ for attention. You think you are white in your mind because you married a white boy half your age. Now you start talking and behaving like a teen. STFU !

Anonymous 10 months ago

How about racism towards foreigners in india Ms Chopra?

Anonymous 10 months ago

even here in the states she is on everyone's lips ... as SRKs doormat

Anonymous 10 months ago

she is so manly looking

Anonymous 10 months ago

Priyanka is mentally ill She has 10 accents in her head for whichevrr country shes headed towards and practices on the plane

Anonymous 10 months ago

Yawn ! Attention seeker

Anonymous 10 months ago

Here in US we don't see her unless we turn on to Bollywood news, not even Indian news. What global map are you talking about. WE have put ourselves in US platform even before she was born and there are many more like us. Priyanka may be milking this "Racism" word just living here for couple of years. Yes, with her over friendly behavior people in the US would have asked for some space.

Anonymous 10 months ago

monkey face Michael Jackson lmao

Anonymous 10 months ago

My kids are small and doing schooling in America.Priyanka keeps telling these all the time and so scared now

Anonymous 10 months ago

Trolls be silenced, this is a classy lady, a global icon who is strong and true.

Anonymous 10 months ago

Priyanka is layered and stellar she laying about her marriage

Anonymous 10 months ago

Sugars get a reality check and get therapy

Anonymous 10 months ago

phony

Anonymous 10 months ago

Why are people showing such a hate for someone who has achieved so much in her lifetime.She is living her life by her rules making india proud

Anonymous 10 months ago

Absolutely keeping India on the map and representing well. You trolls should look at the positives

Anonymous 10 months ago

Guys please don't do fireworks in India our plastic face home wrecker has asthma but she can smoke cigarettes only,.

Anonymous 10 months ago

hahaha best comment ever.

Anonymous 10 months ago

awwwww now pi** cee is crying , is she ever happy? only happy when Nicky buys her new nose

Anonymous 10 months ago

LOLLLLLLLLL

Anonymous 10 months ago

ooooo playing the racist card again pc , isn't it getting old like you ? but you still want to live here and have babies and greencarid and complain? whats wrong with your country India? why cant you take your little husband and move back silly plastic home wrecker.

Anonymous 10 months ago

I completely disagree Poor Priyanka is not the one to put India on the global map by working in Hollywood, it is utter rubbish. Aishwarya Rai started this trend far much ahead of time only people like Priyanka like to take credit. I don't know why Pinkvilla or any media wants to credit Priyanka or even any actress of Indian film industry. Just like Aishwarya was already a size zero in dhoom film and Kareena wants to take credit for size zero all the time, Indian media should correct the news before they publish it. Here in US we are not fools to believe such fake news.

Anonymous 10 months ago

And gave you drugS and tequila

Anonymous 10 months ago

yet you are still living here, take your gay hubby and move to India and make him Indian if America is so bad why you chasing him for green card and surrogacy

Anonymous 10 months ago

Poor little PC

Anonymous 10 months ago

America gave you Nick& Family, and Indian gave you SRK & family & Akshay & family? Looks like all countries want to keep giving you men & families

Anonymous 10 months ago

O brownie what kind of English is this? perhaps you need a cigarette and some fairness cream to look white like the people in USA

Anonymous 10 months ago

why so much hate?

Anonymous 10 months ago

she be a greedy b**** who goes wherever the money is and will do anything for it, she's 40 and fat and smokes with asthma lmfao and an alcoholic, next please.

Anonymous 10 months ago

This shows how sad your life is. Get one...and then maybe you can stop complaining about other peoples choices.

Anonymous 10 months ago

what have you done with you life....showing so much hate for a person that has achieved so much....that you couldnt even achieve in a lifetime

Anonymous 10 months ago

go back to India you ungrateful old buddhi

Anonymous 10 months ago

How can one person be so desperate? Btw 50 percent lies. Shameless woman!

Anonymous 10 months ago

how could. a country take so much from you, yet you still kept running back for $$$

Anonymous 10 months ago

omfg she's so stupid cry me a river

Anonymous 10 months ago

That's neither here nor there. Answer the question, experienced racism: yes or no. Simple as that.

Anonymous 10 months ago

Big whoop

Anonymous 10 months ago

Yawn how many times do we have to hear this sob story? Did that stop her from endorsing fairness creams?