How Priyanka Chopra Did us Proud at Women in The World Summit 2019
You go girl!
Actress Priyanka Chopra Jonas was recently invited to address the 2019 Women In The World Summit at New York City’s Lincoln Center where Tina Brown interviewed on a range of topics - Bollywood and Hollywood, women empowerment, #MeToo and her grand wedding with Nick Jonas last year.
Desi girl Priyanka Chopra represented India remarkably well, even when the questions came across a tad bit ignorant, cliched and lacking in cultural nuance.
When asked how Chopra succeeded in a country like India where men are pushed towards success more than women - a typical west vs east question thrown in context of women empowerment - Chopra’s answer aptly pointed out women empowerment in India is a much more complex issue.
India is at a precipice of modernity and tradition, which sometimes clashes with each other. For example I was raised to be opinionated by my parents. There is that kind of parenting and upbringing as well in India. At the same time India is one of the oldest countries in the world. It is hard to change mindsets that have existed for centuries. Just to give you context, America is about 400 years old? Now think of how far back the Indian ideologies go and how deep seated they are. The fact that India, being such an old country, is at a place where it is giving its women so much power, it is so incredible.Priyanka Chopra
Here are seven inspiring quotes from her interview with Tina brown that are worth checking out.
On Hollywood’s Casting of South Asian Actors
On Making the Most of the Tools at Our Disposal
On the Need for Public Figures to Making a Positive Social Impact
On Why The World Should Care More About Child Rights
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