New Delhi: Earlier this week, Priyanka Chopra Jonas revealed her reason for quitting the Hindi film industry and looking for opportunities in Hollywood. She has shared during a podcast that she moved to Hollywood as she felt she was ‘pushed in a corner by the industry collectively’ and she had ‘beef with some people’ in Bollywood.
Now her overseas manager Anjula Acharia has reacted to all the uproar caused by the actress’s revelation. Anjula took to Twitter to reply to a fan page.
The Twitter user wrote: “Since #PriyankaChopra has finally spoken up, I would request everyone to read on of Anjula Acharia (PC’s US manager)’s interview where she tells how when she signed PC for the talent deal, a group of Bollywood folks including a director producer and some actors bitched about PC and tried convincing her from not working for her as according to them she was a talentless actor with no potential in the US, and that she would suffer massive losses. Anjula mentioned she went back with tears in her eyes.”
Replying to the tweet, Anjula tweeted, “Naysayers are just noise! You have to tune it out @priyankachopra is undeniable and we proved them all wrong :))) I knew she would be a global star the first time I saw her on TV.”
Naysayers are just noise! You have to tune it out @priyankachopra is undeniable and we proved them all wrong :))) I knew she would be a global star the first time I saw her on TV!
— Anjula Acharia (@anjulaacharia) March 28, 2023
Anjula had told Forbes back in 2021 how a Bollywood director-producer and some members of the fraternity advised her against signing with Priyanka.
“I was at this dinner at a friend’s house in New York, with some prominent people from… I wouldn’t say Bollywood, because they hatethat word, so the Hindi film industry, and they were just so negative about her. They were like, ‘She’s never going to work, I don’t know why you’re wasting your time, blah, blah, blah’. I remember being like, ‘Am I wasting my time?’. But this is where your self-belief comes in. It seemed like a crazy dream; right, to bring somebody from India to Hollywood? But I got to tell you when I look in Priyanka’s eyes, I just believe. Priyanka is just undeniable, she is a disruptor,” she had told Forbes.
Priyanka spoke to Dax Shepherd on his podcast, saying, “I was being pushed into a corner in the industry (Bollywood). I had people not casting me, I had beef with people, I am not good at playing that game so I kind of was tired of the politics and I said I needed a break. This music thing gave me an opportunity to go into another part of the world, not crave for the movies I didn’t want to get but I would require to schmooze certain clubs and cliques of people. It would require grovelling and I had worked a long time by then that I didn’t feel like I wanted to do it.”
“So when this music thing came I was like ‘fu** it I’am going to America’,” she added.