Priyanka Chopra Jonas in a new interview has spoken up about the ‘biggest obstacle’ she faced as an Indian actor in Hollywood. She said that it was perceived that she would be able to cater to only from South Asians and people outside of the diaspora will not take a liking to her.
In a recent interview, Priyanka said that she has seen a massive shift in people’s perception since streaming came in and hence the need for globalization in entertainment became important. She said, “I think what really changed is streaming. When streaming came in, the need for globalization became just important. The biggest obstacle that I think I faced as an Indian actor was the limited view of what I was capable of. It has been a massive change and I am very, very proud to have colleagues and peers that have the strength and the bravery to be able to swim through a dense water that has kept us out for a very long time, and actually demand a seat at the table.”
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However, she maintained that there is still ‘a long way to go’ but she remains hopeful about the future and said, “When it comes to the arts, we are always going to push the envelope to make sure more inclusion happens.”
On the work front, Priyanka will be seen in the Russo Brothers directed web series Citadel that will stream on Prime Video. She is also awaiting the release of her rom-com Love Again opposite Sam Heughan and Celine Dion.