Priyanka Chopra Jonas discusses about gender stereotype and men in her life.
Actress Priyanka Chopra has served as an inspiration for several people. She is truly an epitome of strength and success. Her path to achievement has not been without its challenges. She faced a number of challenges, much like other people, including prejudice abroad and being “cornered” in Bollywood. She, however, handled everything well and continued to shine. In her recent interview, Priyanka spoke about the men in her life and gave a shout out to her father and husband.
Priyanka spoke about how men’s insecurity contributes to this inequality. Priyanka told ANI, “I have some incredible men in my life who are not insecure of my success but I also have men in my life who are very insecure of my success. So I think that men have enjoyed the freedom and the pride of being the bread winners or the leaders of the family. It’s threatening to their territory when a woman does that or if a woman is more successful or a man is staying at home and woman is going out to work.”
Priyanka stressed the importance of raising sons without gender stereotypes. She said, “They (men) will feel bad but we have to teach our sons that there is no shame in crying. There is no shame in shedding tears…there is no shame in giving spotlight to your mothers, sisters, girlfriends.”
Priyanka also recalled how her father never doubted her mother’s accomplishment and always stood by her. “My dad did it to my mother. She was getting into private practices and he was still in military. My mom started earning more than my father but they saw it as a unit because ‘ghar pe hi toh aa raha hai’…there was no ego.”
She also lauded her husband Nick Jonas, “Now today when I am walking the red carpet with my husband and he steps aside and gives me centre stage, I feel proud.”
She added, “I feel very proud that I have surrounded myself with people (my father, my husband, my friends and my in-laws) who do not have that insecurity. We as a society need to raise those kinds of men who do not feel insecure about such things…sabko successful hone do.”
On the work front, Priyanka has Citadel. It is produced by the Russo Brothers’ AGBO and showrunner David Weil. Alongside Priyanka Chopra Jonas and Richard Madden, the 6-episode series features Stanley Tucci and Lesley Manville in pivotal roles. She also has Love Again and Heads of State in her pipeline.