“I was called Brownie and was to told to go back to my country”, said the Quantico star Priyanka Chopra while talking about the bullying she suffered in an American School during her academic days.
Life was never a lap of luxury for Priyanka, especially during her academic days in the US where she often found herself at the receiving end of racist barbs. Today, the same girl is having the last laugh courtesy the rousing response to the trailer of her debut American TV series, Quantico. “I am the flavor of every season”, says Priyanka. When Quantico happened Priyanka said she asked for her character to have nothing to do with her 'race, country, and religion’.
Recently, in an exclusive interview with hit list, the actress talks about her experience in the West. “I am not saying I am some messiah today, but when I was studying in an American school, I faced a lot of racism”, said the 33-year-old actress in an interview.
“I was told to go back on the same boat that I came on... Browny and all of that... It wasn't everybody, but a group of people in high school. It became too much for me which is why I quit school midway and came back to India. So when I started working in the West, I was aware of all that had happened and I was very clear that I don't want to do something that will put me in that box again. I am an actor and want to be taken seriously for my job. I think Indian talent deserves respect and I am grateful for the opportunity that I got. So that is one reason very personal in nature”, said the leading Indian actress.
Priyanka, has taken the US by storm post Quantico and is now busy with her first Hollywood film Baywatch, presented the Best Editing Oscars at the ceremony alongside Hollywood greats such as Reese Witherspoon, Steve Carell and others. Priyanka Chopra is also the second most searched celeb in the Oscar searches.