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Priyanka Chopra Jonas Reveals She Was Once Asked To Leave A Film When She Raised Concerns Over ‘Nominal’ Paycheck; ‘I Decided To Stay And Suck It Up’

Priyanka Chopra Jonas revealed she was asked to leave the film when she spoke up about her ‘nominal’ paycheck in comparison to her male co-star. However, the actress mentioned she decided to stay on and chose to suck it up

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Priyanka Chopra Jonas Reveals She Was Once Asked To Leave A Film When She Raised Concerns Over ‘Nominal’ Paycheck; ‘I Decided To Stay And Suck It Up’
Priyanka Chopra Jonas’ memoir Unfinished is bringing out several unfortunate incidents from her struggling days as an actor. Since its release, PeeCee is hitting headlines for her major revelations and unseen pictures from her home and life. The memoir nothing but brings the actor’s fans closer to her, to know and understand everything about her celebrity life. Priyanka Chopra revealed she was asked to leave the film when she spoke up about her ‘nominal’ paycheck in comparison to her male co-star. However, the actress mentioned she decided to stay on as she thought that this is how the industry works.

On the Skimm’d from The Couch podcast, Priyanka opened up about the incident that took place early on in her career. The actress shared about the time when she brought pay disparity and was told that ‘women in movies are interchangeable’ by the producer. PeeCee said, “I have been kicked out of a movie once… Or told that I should leave. I wasn’t kicked out of it because I decided to stay and suck it (up). I was told that if I don’t take the paycheck which was nominal compared to my co-actor for almost the same amount of work… The producer told me that there are so many other girls who will take this opportunity and women in movies are interchangeable.”

The actress went on to share that she did not raise any objections over it back then because she ‘had to work within the system’ and was led to believe that it is the only way to work in the industry. She added, “It took almost 15 years for me to get to that place where, you know, I could stand my ground. It took hearing the conversations from other women banding together to give me the confidence to stand up for myself.”
Priyanka Chopra Jonas

Priyanka Chopra Jonas

Meanwhile, Priyanka Chopra turned author with her memoir, Unfinished which is a book chronicle based on her childhood, facing racism in the US during her teenage, her career as an actor and her life. On the work front, PeeCee was last seen in Netflix’s The White Tiger. She has Amazon series Citadel, The Matrix 4, Text For You, and several others in the pipeline. Also Read: Priyanka Chopra Recalls She Was Asked To Strip For A Seductive Song; Here’s How Co-Star Salman Khan Came To Her Rescue




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