Priyanka Chopra, the global star and accomplished Indian actor, recently opened up about the challenges she faced as an Indian actor in Hollywood. She recalled the biggest obstacle she encountered was the limited view of what she was capable of, as there was a perception that she would only cater to the South Asian audience. She said that people outside of the diaspora may not be interested in her if she led a TV show in America.
However, Priyanka has seen a massive change in Hollywood over the past decade, since she began focusing on her Hollywood career. She believes the need for globalization in entertainment became more important with the advent of streaming services. She stated that streaming allowed for more inclusivity in entertainment and a wider audience for diverse stories and actors.
Priyanka, who has worked in successful Hollywood films such as Baywatch and The Matrix Resurrections, will soon be seen on Prime Video’s spy-thriller Citadel. She mentioned how she is proud of her colleagues and peers who have had the strength and bravery to demand a seat at the table and swim through the dense waters that have kept them out for a long time.
Although Priyanka acknowledged that there is still a long way to go in terms of inclusion and diversity in Hollywood, she remains optimistic about the future. She believes that in the arts, people will continue to push the envelope to make sure that more inclusion happens.
In conclusion, Priyanka Chopra’s reflections on the obstacles and changes in Hollywood for Indian actors shed light on the challenges of diversifying entertainment. However, with the increased demand for globalization in the industry, more opportunities are opening up for actors from diverse backgrounds to showcase their talent and tell their stories.