In a recent interview, Madhu Chopra, the mother of global icon Priyanka Chopra, delved into the actor’s early experiences with colorism and the impact it had on her self-perception.
Priyanka, known for her advocacy against colorism in Bollywood, has been candid about the discrimination she faced due to her skin color during her childhood. In the interview with Bollywood Hungama, Madhu addressed the question of why Priyanka felt discriminated against despite her parents’ support and undeniable beauty.
Madhu attributed Priyanka’s feelings to “childhood PTSD trauma,” explaining that the family dynamics may have played a role. She shared that in the Chopra family, everyone was fair except Priyanka’s father, and although Priyanka had a wheatish complexion, some people taunted her about it.
Recalling a specific incident, Madhu mentioned that when she visited Priyanka in America at the age of 15, she couldn’t recognize her daughter due to her stunning appearance. Despite Priyanka’s beauty, Madhu acknowledged the impact of childhood comments on her perception.
Madhu revealed that there was one family member who used to make comments about Priyanka’s appearance jokingly. However, Priyanka, known for her resilience, always responded assertively, telling them that their remarks motivated her to improve herself.
Priyanka Chopra’s mother emphasized that Priyanka was always good-looking, even as a baby, and praised her for becoming a global sensation through her hard work and determination.
On the professional front, Priyanka Chopra continues to make strides in both Hollywood and Bollywood, with upcoming projects like “Heads of State” alongside John Cena and Idris Elba and the Bollywood film “Jee Le Zaraa” with Alia Bhatt and Katrina Kaif.