'It Took Me 22 Years To Get Paid Same as My Male Co-Actor': Priyanka Chopra

'Women of My Billion' will premiere on Amazon Prime on 3 May.

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Actor and producer Priyanka Chopra Jonas is preparing for the release of her latest project, the documentary Women of My Billion (WOMB). The highly anticipated film releases on 3 May on Amazon Prime.

The documentary is produced by Priyanka under her Purple Pebble Pictures label and by Apoorva Bakshi and Monisha Thyagarajan‘s Awedacious Originals.

The Quint spoke to the actor and Srishti Bakshi about the documentary, their thoughts on "What will the society say,"  a working mother's guilt, the changes the actor has seen in the industry, and what they hope the society at large can change to make the world better for women, and more.


Speaking about pay parity in the film industry, Priyanka said, "I feel bad that we constantly talk about the film industry. There are so many industries across the board but the conversation needs to be improved when it comes to women. Gender equity is such an important conversation. It took me 22 years to be able to get paid the same amount as my male co-actor. There are so many CEO friends of mine that get paid 1/4th of what their predecessor got paid."

"I was raised by a working mom. My mom's sisters were also working moms. I think even the moms that are not 'working moms' are working all day. I think women don't get enough credit for how much they work even if they don't necessarily have a job," she added.

Talking about how she doesn't care about other people's opinion of her, Priyanka further said:

"I guess being a public person for more than half my life, for me , has been a learning. The people that matter are under my roof and everybody else's opinion does not matter. Because they don't put food on my table. So if someone asks me, 'What will people say?', I find it funny."

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Video editor: Veeru Krishan

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