Priyanka Chopra is known for not mincing words and expressing her opinions fearlessly. PeeCee in a recent interview with a popular entertainment magazine went on to reveal that she regrets endorsing a skin-lightening product in her early twenties.

The 35-year-old also confessed that she was conscious of her dusky skin and used fairness products as a teenager. “Before 15, I had a lot of self-esteem issues. I was very conscious of the colour of my skin. Because in India, you're prettier if you're fairer. A lot of girls with a darker skin hear things like, Oh, poor thing, she's dark. In India they advertise skin-lightening creams and are often told your skin's gonna get lighter in a week. I used it [when I was very young]," confessed PeeCee.

"When I was an actor, around my early twenties, I did a commercial for a skin-lightening cream. I was playing that girl with insecurities. And when I saw it, I was like, "Oh shit. What did I do?" I started talking about being proud of the way I looked. I actually like my skin tone," Priyanka Chopra added.

Priyanka is currently at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) where she has been invited to be the special guest at the event and attended the world premier of her Sikkimese film Pahuna (The Little Visitors). The actress took to Instgram and shared a small clip with director Paakhi Tyrewala talking about the film. She put up the video with the caption: “Never be ok with hearing the word no...because there will always be someone who will say "yes." I'm very proud of my first time "female" director @paakhi for having the courage to not give up, when people didn't believe this film could be made. Bravo for wanting to tell a beautiful story that may not be what people consider mainstream... but today had a world premiere on an international platform at @tiff_net, with an applause that resonated for a very long time. Tonight an audience watched this film for the first time outside of our offices at @purplepebblepictures, and told us how proud they were that a story like this was told. Thank u @madhuchopra for your keen eye. Thank you @cameronpbailey for the opportunity to share this small film and a big message with a world audience...one about children's rights, the refugee crisis, religious conversion and the affect of adult decisions on kids from the perspective of our protagonists, who are 2 young kids from a small village in Sikkim. My heart swells at the thought of people standing up and applauding our effort. This is the reason I wanted to be a filmmaker. Major feels. 🌈❤❤🙏🏼🙌🏼😍 (sic).”


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