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Priyanka Chopra Jonas says it took nearly 10 years to get desired Hollywood roles

  • Indian actor and model Priyanka Chopra Jonas shared during a recent interview with Pinkvilla that she is finally getting her desired Hollywood roles after working in the American film industry for almost 10 years.
  • A renowned Bollywood star in India, Chopra Jonas lamented how there still aren’t “enough Hollywood opportunities right now” for South Asian actors.
  • “In big commercial films, one has to struggle a lot to get a lead role or a leading role. It takes a lot of work," she shared. “I have been working in Hollywood for almost 10 years and now I am finally doing what I wanted to do."
  • “It has really been my quest since I started working in Hollywood to be able to create or take on mainstream and pivotal characters in big commercial entertainment… because I didn't have it,” she told NextShark in December.
  • Chopra Jonas has several upcoming projects, including the Amazon Prime series “Citadel” and the film “It's All Coming Back to Me.”

Indian actor and model Priyanka Chopra Jonas said it took her nearly a decade of struggling before finally finding success in Hollywood.

During a recent interview with Pinkvilla, Chopra Jonas opened up about her initial challenges with breaking into the American film industry following her thriving Bollywood career.

Actor Priyanka Chopra slams Indian body spray commercial for ‘promoting sexual violence’

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  • Indian actor Priyanka Chopra branded an Indian male fragrance commercial as “disgusting” for “promoting sexual violence.”
  • The advertisement shows four men watching a scared woman in a store when one of the men asks, “We’re four, there’s one, who takes the shot?”
  • Almost 24 hours later, the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting took down the commercial and requested that Twitter and YouTube remove the advertisement.
  • Many blasted the commercial for being insensitive, including film writer and director Farhan Khan, actor Richa Chadha and chairperson of the Delhi Commision for Women Swati Maliwal.

Indian actor Priyanka Chopra took to Twitter on Saturday to condemn an advertisement for purportedly promoting rape culture after it aired earlier in the day.

The commercial for the male fragrance brand Layer’r Shot shows four men staring at a nervous-looking woman in a store when one of the men asks, “We’re four, there’s one, who takes the shot?” When the woman turns around, it becomes clear that the men are referring to the body spray on the store shelf.

Changing Hollywood landscape welcomes increased South Asian representation at Oscars

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  • This year, 10 South Asians walked down the Academy Awards red carpet at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, making history as the largest group of South Asians to be nominated for Oscars. 
  • Priyanka Chopra co-hosted a pre-Oscars celebration last week alongside Mindy Kaling, Kumail Nanjiani, Anjula Acharia, Maneesh K. Goyal, Shruti Ganguly and Bela Bajaria to honor South Asian excellence in film and entertainment.
  • Chopra looked back to her early days in Hollywood, sharing a personal story of how she was once one of only two South Asians at a Golden Globes after-party. 
  • Twice-nominated Riz Ahmed emphasized that the movement to increase minority representation — and the challenges that come with it — is a communal one, citing the event as a “platform” for both solidarity and celebration. 

This year, 10 South Asians walked down the Academy Awards red carpet at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, making history as the largest group of South Asians to be nominated for Oscars. 

Among this year’s South Asian nominees were Pawo Choyning Dorji from “Lunana: A Yak in the Classroom;” Aneil Karia for “The Long Goodbye;” Elizabeth Mirzaei and Gulistan Mirzaei for “Three Songs for Benazir;” Joseph Patel for his documentary “Summer of Soul (…Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised);” Rintu Thomas, Sushmit Ghosh and Anurima Bhargava for the documentary “Writing With Fire;” Suroosh Alvi for “Flee;” and Riz Ahmed, who was nominated twice for “Flee” and “The Long Goodbye. 

Priyanka Chopra to Rosie O’Donnell after being called ‘the Chopra wife’: ‘Google my name’

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  • In a TikTok video, former actor and television personality Rosie O’Donnell detailed an awkward encounter with celebrity couple Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra Jonas at Nobu Malibu Restaurant.
  • O’Donnell is seen in her first video attempt apologizing to “Nick Jonas” and “the Chopra wife” for mistaking Chopra Jonas as author Deepak Chopra’s daughter.
  • Social media users called it an insincere and ignorant apology, eliciting a second apology from O’Donnell.
  • Chopra Jonas recently posted a statement on her Instagram story, stating that someone should take the time to “Google” her name before apologizing, and that “we all deserve to be respected for our unique individuality.”

TikTok users elicited a second apology video from Rosie O’Donnell after she referred to Priyanka Chopra Jonas as “the Chopra wife” in the first. 

In an apparently awkward encounter at Nobu Malibu Restaurant, former actor and television personality Rosie O’Donnell mistook Priyanka Chopra Jonas as Deepak Chopra’s daughter. Chopra Jonas, 2020 Miss World winner, acclaimed actor and producer, has no relations to Deepak Chopra, a prominent Indian American author. 

‘What is control? What is real?’: ‘The Matrix Resurrections’ cast hint at life in a simulation

It’s been over 20 years since “The Matrix” first took over our screens, immediately earning its spot as one of the most iconic films in cinematic history.

“The Matrix Resurrections” marks the modern, meta return of sleek, full-body suits; all-black trench coats and polarized sunglasses, calling back to the days we marveled at revolutionary “bullet time” graphics and pondered the illusion of choice.