Priyanka Chopra Jonas is an Indian actress and producer who was born on July 18, 1982. Chopra is one of India’s highest-paid actresses and the Miss World 2000 winner. She has won numerous awards, including two National Film Awards and five Filmfare Awards.
For the first time in her 22-year career, actress Priyanka Chopra Jonas claims in an interview with BBC 100 Women, she earned the same compensation as her male co-star for her part in the upcoming US spy drama Citadel.
She has appeared in more than 60 Bollywood
films and is a tremendously popular figure in her native India. She entered Hollywood almost ten years ago, and today she is one of the few Indian performers who have achieved success in the US entertainment market.
“In Bollywood, salary equality never existed for me. I would be paid around 10% of my male co-income star’s “Ms. Chopra Jones said. “It [the salary difference] is sizable, quite substantial. And a great number of women still experience it. If I worked with a male co-actor in Bollywood today, I’m sure I would too “Added she.
“Female actresses from my generation have unquestionably demanded equal pay. Although we asked, we did not receive it.”
Speaking after being included on the BBC’s list of 100 influential women for 2022, Ms. Chopra Jonas described how, as a young actor working in the Indian film industry, she came to accept systemic patriarchy as “normal.”
My male co-actor just took his own time and decided whenever he wanted to show up on set is when we would shoot, she said. “I thought it was absolutely OK to sit for hours and hours on set,” she said.