At the World founder Tina Brown at the Women in World Summit 2019, Priyanka Chopra Jonas explained why a lot of Indian actors don't opt for crossovers in the West. "A lot of actors that I speak to don't have ambitions to move out of the industry. Bollywood is the biggest, if not the first industry to make films and the demographic is so large, they don't want to leave that."
But she thinks there is "a little problem when it comes to the casting of South Asians in Hollywood. I played ethnically ambiguous parts," she said, adding: "It took me all those ethnically ambiguous parts to be where I am today. I did not want to do stereotype roles because then all you will see is what I already know I can do. I am Indian, I can do that."
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Opening up about entering beauty pageants, she said: "I was extremely awkward, but I like winning." "It is my greatest friend and greatest joy... I think that the pageant world has a very bad reputation in the US, whereas In India, the pageant world is very cohesive to the entire personality of a woman: What you look like, how you speak, especially how much you know - there was a lot of attention that was placed on the substance, even for Miss World," she added.
Priyanka is glad that Nick is very supportive as a husband. She got married to him last year in India. "I am a wild child, I do whatever I want whenever I want and he always supports me."