Priyanka Chopra talks about how women face difficulties because of powerful men misusing their power!
The actress Priyanka Chopra is one strong woman who never hesitates in speaking her heart out. The Bollywood actress turned international star has achieved new heights in her career. But she reveals that even she had to face difficulties in her life because of some powerful men, who misused their power.
After the exposure of the Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein, many women came out speaking about their horrible experiences. Talking in the same reference, Priyanka told media at an event, “Not just Bollywood, I think it has struck a chord with everyone. #MeToo got popular not just in America but all over the world. Women across the world in every field and not just the film industry face abuse from a powerful man be it in the emotional, verbal, se*ual, physical forms.”
She also said that it is never easy for a woman to come out and say she was hurt or troubled. It just becomes easier when someone stands by her because most of the time they say a woman asked for it or it was her fault but it’s not. Priyanka believes that women are not victims but survivors. There should not be a world where women survive, there should be one where they thrive.
The actress also added on saying, “I have been thrown out of a movie and replaced by the actor or director’s girlfriend. That’s an abuse of power and I could not do anything since I did not cater to the whims and fancies of powerful men. I catered to my friends and colleagues who respected me. So I was treated in a certain way because I demanded it. My parents stood beside me and told me there’s nothing to be afraid of. But then there are women who have no support from family, friends, colleagues and peers. It gets difficult for them to do it all alone.”