Priyanka Chopra Jonas Says She Paid a Movie Production Back After Backing Out Over a “Dehumanizing” Director

Priyanka Chopra Jonas paid again a manufacturing what it spent on her after she subsidized out simply two days into filming because of the “dehumanizing” means she was once handled by means of a director.

The Citadel celebrity spoke about why she made the verdict to pay out of her personal pocket after the enjoy in a contemporary tale for The Zoe Report. The interview noticed the Love Again celebrity speaking about her marriage to Nick Jonas and their shared paintings ethic, the demanding situations of breaking into the American leisure {industry} and her manufacturing corporate’s two not-yet-announced initiatives for Amazon that had began their writers rooms however at the moment are on pause amid the strike.

At one level within the dialogue, Chopra Jonas broaches an enjoy she’d up to now written about in her memoir Unfinished. It concerned a director on one in all her earliest Bollywood initiatives round 2002 or 2003, and a position wherein the new-to-the-industry skill performed a lady undercover.

“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 [at a time],” she recalled. “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 Jonas clarifies that the director didn’t make the remark at once to her however in entrance of her to her stylist, who the director had mentioned to name at the telephone for a advice. At the time, she had posed a query to the director about whether or not she must get started the scene in additional layers so she’s she wouldn’t finally end up naked skinned too temporarily, consistent with her memoir.

Still, 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 mentioned.

That brought about her to hand over the challenge after simply two days of labor, however now the actress says she paid the manufacturing again out of her personal pocket for what they’d spent on her, “at her father’s urging,” consistent with The Zoe Report. “I just couldn’t look at him every day,” she mentioned of her resolution.

In the 2021 memoir, according to the Hindustan Times, the actress alleged that he made the unnamed director furious, and he “agitated” to the units of every other movie she was once on, with a co-star having to interven on her behalf.

“I was ready to go full-out as a temptress in the number,” she mentioned of her time on that preliminary movie. “The director’s words and tone, though, conveyed that he regarded me in a way that I found unacceptable.”

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