The 38-year-old star has enjoyed success in Bollywood and Hollywood, but Priyanka believes some people in the community have a “sense of cynicism.”
Priyanka, who was born in Jamshedpur, India, said: “I notice a feeling of protection in many people, but also a feeling of cynicism in many people and a feeling of negativity in many people. I chose myself for no reason.
“I talked to Mindy about it [Kaling] a few months ago. We talked about, “Why do you get so much negativity from your own community?”
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“Very few browns are in the entertainment business, you can count us on your fingers. We’re trying to create more opportunities for people like us. Why is there so much negativity for us?
“When I first started working in Hollywood, I realized that it was not normal for people’s consciousness that a leading man or woman on a mainstream Hollywood show could be Indian.”
The “Baywatch” star admitted she felt “discouraged and discouraged” by the negativity she encountered.
She told the Beyond Bollywood podcast, “I’ve started to notice the difference between fans who know me and protect me, and they are the wind under my wings. I also feel discouraged and discouraged from the other side. “
Priyanka believes she is in a “no win situation” when talking about contentious issues.
The movie star, who is married to Nick Jonas, said, “You have to recognize that the position I am in is not a win-win situation. When you speak, you become a conversation at the dining room table.
“There is no point in discussing things that are not decisive enough. Second, I’m a public person, I’m an actor, but my job doesn’t depend on people’s opinions.
“I have to focus on my job and be good at it and hope that people will enjoy it. I appreciate the support I got [I will not] Go ahead with people whose job it is just to create toxicity. “