- Priyanka Chopra recalled a Bollywood director once said he needed to “see her underwear” on set.
- She explained that as part of the scene she had to seduce somebody and take her clothes off.
- The actor called it a “dehumanizing” moment.
Priyanka Chopra Jones has become one of the most famous actors on the planet thanks to a hugely successful Bollywood career, as well as finding success in Hollywood with projects like “We Can Be Heroes,” “The Matrix: Revolutions” and Amazon’s “Citadel” series.
But speaking to The Zoe Report in an interview published earlier this week, Chopra Jones recalled how she once worked on a project on which she heard the director demanding to see her underwear during a scene.
Although the “Love Again” star didn’t name the director, or which film it was, she explained that she was meant to be “seducing” someone as an undercover agent in the scene.
“I’m undercover, I’m seducing the guy ― obviously that’s what girls do when they’re undercover. But I’m seducing the guy and you have to take off one piece of clothing,” Chopra Jones explained.
The star recalled that the director was adamant about seeing her underwear in the scene.
She said: “I wanted to layer up. The filmmaker was like, ‘No, I need to see her underwear. Otherwise, why is anybody coming to watch this movie?'”
Chopra Jones pointed out that the director didn’t say this to her, but to a stylist in front of her, which she called “dehumanizing.”
“It was such a dehumanizing moment. It was a feeling of, ‘I’m nothing else outside of how I can be used, my art is not important, what I contribute is not important,'” she said.
Unsurprisingly, the actor didn’t want to continue working on the project after the incident, and left after being on set for two days, noting that she “just couldn’t look at him every day.”
The Zoe Report also noted that Chopra Jones personally paid back the production company the money they’d spent on the film.
The star also spoke about the challenges she’s faced in her career, saying that she’s been “scrutinized” since she first started working.
“I was 17 years old when I started doing this. I’ve been picked apart ― my actions, decisions have been scrutinized,” said Chopra Jonas.
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