Priyanka Chopra, who has transcended her success in Bollywood and is now a globetrotting international film and TV star, says there is one commercial she did in her early twenties that she regrets.
In an interview with Vogue India, Priyanka was asked about her opinion of endorsement of fairness creams. She said: “Before 15, I had a lot of self-esteem issues. I was very conscious of the colour of my skin. Because in India, you're prettier if you're fairer.”
“So I did this cream commercial and when I saw it, it made me feel like crap. It reminded me of what I felt like when I was a little girl. I was like, 'Oh my god, this is what I felt like. Like what I have is not good enough.'”
“I got out of the contract and never did it again. It took me seeing myself advocating the thing that made my teenage years miserable, because it was normal and everyone did it,” Prinayka said. “It was sold in stores right next to toothpaste. You don't understand the psychology of what it does to society. When I did it is when I understood it. Creams for glowing skin are different, but as soon as it says 'whitening', it's like, what?” she added.
Priyanka was last seen attending the Toronto Film Festival, and is currently working on two Hollywood projects: “A Kid Like Jake” and “Isn't It Romantic?”
Source: Cosmopolitan, NDTV