#MeToo: Women face struggle in the acting industry from filmmakers

Chopra is one actress who never shies away from speaking the truth and has her head held high when it comes to her stance and opinions.  

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With the recent ousting of Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein, many women have come forward with movements like the #MeToo campaign to speak about their encounters of abuse from powerful men.  

“Not just Bollywood, I think it has struck a chord with everyone. #MeToo got popular not just in America but all over the world. Women across the world in every field and not just the film industry face abuse from a powerful man be it in the emotional, verbal, sexual, physical forms,” Priyanka stated during an event.  

The actress continued, “It is never easy for a woman to come out and say I was hurt or troubled. It just becomes easier when someone stands by her because most of the time they say a woman asked for it or it was her fault but it’s not. I believe women are not victims but survivors. There should not be a world where women survive, there should be one where they thrive.”  

Getting candid about her own struggles with men in power and demanding to be treated with respect, Priyanka added, “I have been thrown out of a movie and replaced by the actor or director’s girlfriend. That’s an abuse of power and I could not do anything since I did not cater to the whims and fancies of powerful men. I catered to my friends and colleagues who respected me. So I was treated in a certain way because I demanded it. My parents stood beside me and told me there’s nothing to be afraid of. But then there are women who have no support from family, friends, colleagues and peers. It gets difficult for them to do it all alone.”

Did Priyanka have an alleged affair with Shah Rukh Khan?

Shah Rukh and Priyanka used to be friends till a few years ago. There were strong rumours of an extra-marital affair between Shah Rukh and Priyanka back when the two were shooting for Don 2.

After that, the cameras spotted Shah Rukh and Priyanka stepping out together at 3am, an incident that the two actors brushed off as rehearsals for an award show.

Gossip columns, back then, said how Shah Rukh’s wife Gauri intervened and snapped all ties with Priyanka. She made sure that Shah Rukh and Priyanka were never seen in public together, say rumours. And that’s how it’s been for years now.

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After months of making headlines with their dinner dates, Mumbai visit and pictures on social media, Nick and Priyanka got engaged on PeeCee’s 36th birthday in London.

In this throwback interview, we can once again get to witness Shah Rukh and Priyanka candidly confess their fondness for each other, and what was brewing between the two, is left to the reader’s imagination. It’s not really rocket science, though.

Have a look at these quotes if you’re still not convinced.

“Personally, I am quite uncomfortable around actors. I get very conscious. But she(Priyanka) makes me feel comfortable. She’ll fix my hair if it’s out of place. It’s nice working with a friend like that. Also she has realised that I am as insecure as anyone else.” – SRK

“Ever since I remember, I’ve wanted to grow up and be like him. Perhaps like a female version.” – PC

“As an actor when you put in long hours of work, and then you have someone who you really love or feel for, to share that space, you feel fortunate.What’s unfortunate is when people give it a name or a tag. Sometimes friendships or relationships are beyond what people say. So when things out of the ordinary are said, it’s not embarrassing to us at least, because we know what it really is.” – SRK

”I read what’s written, think about it, but it won’t come in the way of what we feel for each other.” – PC

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“I’m happy she’s around. I can take the advantage of calling her and asking her to do a three-day shoot for me, where all she’s doing is hanging from a rope. And she does it for me.” – SRK

“I’d never have the guts to disagree with him. But yes, he reprimands me all the time. Just because he knows I can’t turn around and say anything back.” -PC

“We’ve only done Don together. But I would love to do a full-fledged romantic film with her.”-SRK

It’s no surprise that the two deny all rumours of an affair, and when quizzed about it then, Priyanka quipped, “You are the ones writing it. You should go and ask your fraternity.

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Source inputs: Cosmopolitan India, Bollywood Life, Pinkvilla

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