The second most beautiful woman in the world, Priyanka Chopra, recently revealed that she experienced racism many times in Hollywood.
“People want to put you in a box. When I started out, people at auditions would be like, ‘Can you use your Indian accent?’ And I’m like, ‘I am speaking in my Indian accent. This is how we speak in modern India.,” She told People.
In another interview with BuzzFeed, she referred to the depiction of Apu from The Simpsons.
“We all don’t smell of curry. We all are not ugly-looking nerds.” She mentioned that one of her main goals was to break the stereotypes that the media makes up of Indians.
She also mentioned that she was often offered exotic roles, for example, an “Indian princess, some exotic looking snake-charmer or some hypnotizing lady.” She wants Indians to be taken seriously.
Priyanka’s beauty not only comes from the outside but also from her mind!