Suitor Alert: Priyanka wants attention but not the “creeper-worthy” type!


Just the other day, Sonam Kapoor was asked during her interview for BBC Asian Network about why women in Bollywood kept quiet about sexual harassment. “It’s not only about losing your careers, it’s also losing face in society. We’re still backward in that way, we don’t talk about it at all,” she had said.

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Now it was Priyanka Chopra’s turn to be asked about celebrities not taking a stand against sexual harassment in Bollywood. In her interview to an international magazine, the ‘Quantico’ star admitted, “It’s the same thing everywhere - whether it happens in America, whether it happens in India.” She added, “There’s not been a lot of calling out of sexual harassment but there has been harassment. Abuse of power doesn’t only have to be sexual, it can be verbal, emotional. Like, I was kicked out of a few movies because someone’s girlfriend was recommended. That is also an abuse of power. I was new and those were important films for me.”

PC also spoke up about another common annoyance – how women have to face the ‘When are you planning to settle down?’ question, far more than the men do. “Men and women are not equal,” she explained. “We’re not supposed to be equal, but we’re supposed to be given equal opportunities; that’s important. We are physiologically different. We are physically different. We are mentally different. Men are from Mars, women are from Venus. There’s no way we’ll ever be the same people and we shouldn’t want to be. We should celebrate the fact that men and women are so different,” she pointed out.

The actress, who is currently shooting for the third season of her American show, was also asked about being single and what it took to win her heart. She replied, “I’m going to be serious about this because I’m single right now after a really long time, so I’m going to give you a really real answer. I like to be given attention, not like creeper-worthy attention, that would freak me out. But I like to be pursued and wooed. And if he’s not cerebral, if he’s not smart and cannot engage me, then it cannot happen. That’s the biggest, most important thing for me. I’m very mushy, I love romance.”

She also revealed, “Marriage and kids are a big goal for me. I’m a big believer in the institution of marriage and in the family, and in kids, I want to have a lot of them, if God allows. The only problem is, I don’t know who I’ll do it with.”
Now that’s honest!