Actress Priyanka Chopra has, for the first time, disclosed the real reason she began looking for employment outside of Bollywood in the United States. When Priyanka made the decision to pursue a singing career in America, she was already one of the most well-known Bollywood stars. She has since admitted that the job she was receiving from Bollywood did not make her the happiest.
Priyanka said she would discuss the true reason she was looking for work in the US for the first time on Dax Shepherd’s podcast Armchair Expert because she felt “safe” doing so. She claimed that while she was filming for Saat Khoon Maaf, Desi Hits’ Anjula Acharia recognised her from a music video and gave her a call. She enquired as to her interest in pursuing a music profession in the US.
At the time, Priyanka was also trying to leave Bollywood. “In the business, I was being forced into a corner.” (Bollywood). I was being passed over for roles, I had arguments with people, and I am not very good at that game, so I got a little weary of politics and declared that I needed a vacation, she said. “This music thing allowed me the chance to travel to a different part of the world and not feel the need to watch movies I didn’t want to see, but I would need to mingle with specific clubs and cliques of people. Since I had already put in a lot of time working, I didn’t feel like I wanted to make a show of groveling, she continued.
Therefore, she said, “when this music thing happened, I was like, “Fu** it, I’m going to America.” She talked about all the famous singers she had collaborated with, including Pitbull, Will.I.Am, Pharell Williams, and even JayZ. When her musical endeavours did not succeed, she soon discovered she was “much better at my day job.”
Then someone advised her to apply for performing jobs in the US as well. Which she did, ultimately landing her the main position in Quantico on ABC. After that, Priyanka appeared in Baywatch, Matrix: Revolutions, The White Tiger, and she recently announced that Citadel, her second show, would soon be her lead project. In May, she will also have a movie called Love Again out.