Priyanka Chopra Calls Katrina Kaif, Alia Bhatt, “Top Actresses Of Bollywood,” Discusses Collaborating In Jee Le Zara
Bollywood’s three biggest names have collaborated on Farhan Akhtar’s Jee Le Zara. In her latest statement, Priyanka has said why she chose to work on the same film with her competitors.
In a recent interview on a Deadline, Priyanka Chopra has been open about being a female powerhouse. The actress spoke about how actresses fell out early in their careers and it was about living in a man’s world. Priyanka added that today she’s proud of the “sisterhood” that actresses have created within the industry.
Delving deeper into her journey, Priyanka said, ” It was the early 2000s and yes, there was competition since a predominantly patriarchal society pits women against each other, with the best winning out I think that specifically in my generation, we’ve all made significant strides in diving in our feet and creating a sisterhood that I’m very proud to be a part of now as a community.”
When asked how far women have come in the entertainment business, Priyanka gave an example from her upcoming film Jee Le Zaraa. The actress pointed out how female artists are empowering each other now. She said: “Whether it’s Bollywood or America, what I’ve experienced is women standing up for women. Now I’m doing a film in India with two of the best actresses in the country, Katrina Kaif and Alia Bhatt, and The Three of us decided that we wanted to do a film together and produce it together. But the idea is, yes, it was very different when I started. We were all pitted against each other, and our casting was very dependent on the lead actor of the movie, and it depends on who is the flavor at that time and that was a very unsettling feeling.”
Priyanka added how she carved out her path, Priyanka added, “It’s an insightful question because it did redirect my career because of the uncomfortable feeling I felt about not being cast. I took on many roles that were directed by women, and I chose films on my own because I was so embarrassed not to get cast when I was the flavor of the season. So, it defined me to take on movies that didn’t necessarily always have the big male leads, and it made my career uniquely mine.”
Jee Le Zaraa directed by Farhan Akhtar and produced by Farhan and Ritesh Sidhwani’s Excel Entertainment, and Tiger Baby. The film is co-written by Zoya, Farhan, and Reema.