‘Can’t work with people whom I don’t like anymore, it’s really non-negotiable for me,’ says Priyanka Chopra Jonas

At a recent press conference in Mumbai, where she was promoting her upcoming web series Citadel with co-star Richard Madden, Priyanka Chopra Jonas talked revealed how her criteria of choosing projects has changed over time. The actor who has been working in the showbiz for more than two decades spoke about the ‘one thing’ that is non-negotiable for her, when it comes down to saying ‘yes’ to a project. Priyanka said that she can’t work with people whom she doesn’t like and she ‘must admire them and their work’.

On Monday, during a media interaction to promote Citadel, Priyanka talked about ‘what’s non-negotiable now’ for her and was quoted by an online portal as, “I think what’s non-negotiable now is actually very true, I can’t work with people whom I don’t like anymore. It’s really non-negotiable for me. I have to admire, look up to the people I work with, like the people that I’m surrounded with. I’ve been doing this for a very long time and I want to be excited about going to work. I want to be inspired about going to work and that’s become non-negotiable for me. So when I meet the people I’m going to work with, I take notes in little pads. But that truly is… As I’ve evolved, it has become very important to me.”

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The actor had recently revealed on a podcast that she was ‘being pushed into a corner in the industry’ and hence her decision to move base to Hollywood was an ‘escape from Bollywood’. Priyanka also said that ‘people were not casting her’ and she left to try her luck in Hollywood a decade ago due to the politics prevalent in the Hindi film industry. She had said, “I was not happy with the work I was getting in Bollywood. I am going to talk about this for the first time because I feel insecure to talk about it. Anjula Acharia of Desi Hits once saw me in a music video and called me. At that time I was shooting for Saat Khoon Maaf. Anjali asked me if I would like to make my music career in America? I was looking for an escape from Bollywood at that time. I was looking for some way to get out of here. I was being pushed into a corner in the industry. People were not casting me. I had complaints with people. I am not good at playing those kinds of games. I was tired of politics and I needed a break.”

Priyanka had flown to India to attend the NMACC launch event in Mumbai and the subsequent Citadel promotions. Citadel is directed by Russo Brothers and also stars Stanley Tucci, Lesley Manville and Rolaand Moller. The series starts streaming on Prime Video on April 28.

(Source: News18/Armchair Expert with Dax Shepherd)