Priyanka Chopra on Failure of female-centric movies


Mumbai: Having made her Hindi film debut in 2003, Priyanka Chopra has come a long way. Recently, she discussed working in female-oriented films, and how she initially felt like she let women down when her female-centric films didn’t work.

In a conversation with Bhumi Pednekar during a masterclass at the Jio MAMI Film Festival in Mumbai, the Aitraaz actress talked about the responsibility of starring in female-oriented films, and how she would initially react when those films didn’t work well.

“There’s a lot of pressure when you have a female-led film, because we have so few, so when they don’t do well you feel the collective failure on behalf of all women.”
She said that she used to feel like she has ‘taken women a few steps back’ or that she ‘let womankind down’, as she felt very few actresses get the opportunity to do such films.

However, she added that her outlook has changed since then, and she has now realised it’s not personal. “But I’ve learned to pivot my mind around that – it’s not personal. When a movie works, it works because it has something to say. And if it doesn’t work, it didn’t say what it needed to say,” said the actress.


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