Directors used to yell at me and throw me out in the early days: Priyanka Chopra

Written By Aravind Peesapati | Updated: September 09, 2019 14:10 IST
Directors used to yell at me and throw me out in the early days: Priyanka Chopra

No matter how many actresses come and go in Bollywood, Priyanka Chopra is the most popular and the talented actress ever and even her worth is recognized by Hollywood. This stunning beauty was married to Hollywood Model and Singer Nick Jonas recently.

In a new interview, Priyanka talked about how much unpleasantness and yelling she had to deal with at the beginning of her career.
Actress Priyanka Chopra, while speaking about the early days of her career, revealed, "I didn't know anything or anyone. I was yelled at by directors." "I was thrown into movies, I was thrown out of movies," she added. "I taught myself confidence. I learned it's what you do after failure that makes you a success," said Priyanka.
Priyanka said that what helped her get through the tough days were the wise words of her father, late Dr. Ashok Chopra. “‘The more you talk, the less you will listen and the less you will learn’
Priyanka made her acting debut after she won the Miss World crown in 2000. She made her debut with Andaaz opposite Akshay Kumar and with Lara Dutta, who won the Miss Universe crown in the same year.

Written By Xappie Desk | Updated: July 03, 2020 19:44 IST
Juhi Chawla says the Coronavirus lockdown will teach Bollywood that we don't need 150 people on set for a shoot

The Coronavirus pandemic has not just changed the way people live but also how they work and function. The Hindi film industry has also seen major changes in the last couple of months. In a recent interview with Hindustan Times, Juhi Chawla has said that a major change will also come in the number of people on any film set.
Speaking about the future of the film industry the 54-year-old actor said, "Like we realized in life that we don’t need so many frills and fancies, we might also realize that on a set we might not needd 150 people, and essentially make the film with just half the number. It could be that kind of realizations.”
The actress also recalled an incident from her past. She said, "I was telling my family about the times when we traveled abroad for a shoot. Here, in India, on a set, we had a crew of about 100-115 people. When I went to shoot Darr (1993) in Switzerland, we had literally 32 people. We went there for a month, and 50 percent of it was shot there, maybe more. Could you tell the difference on-screen?"
"There’s an assistant, who wants another assistant, who wants one spot boy. Of course, there are projects that may require such numbers, but not always," she added.
Juhi Chawla also admitted that she was unsure of what to feel when the lockdown began. However now as time goes on Juhi is much more secure. She concluded saying, "... as days went by, I realized that even with just the basics, you can actually get back quite comfortable. I soon started to enjoy the fact that I didn’t have to do so many unnecessary things. Within a few days into the lockdown, the air in Mumbai was clean; it never looked greener, there were birds every morning. I was in bliss."

Written By Xappie Desk | Updated: July 03, 2020 19:12 IST
Actor Swara Bhaskar says Prasoon Joshi is one of the finest writers in all of Bollywood

Swara Bhaskar recently appeared in the Amazon Prime Video show Rasbhari. The show has received a positive word of mouth from multiple critics already. Indian Censor Board chief Prasoon Joshi, however, isn't too happy with Swara Bhaskar's recent show. Prasoon Joshi raised his objections against a particular scene where a young girl is seen dancing in front of adults.

Initially, Swara responded by politely saying that Joshi perhaps misunderstood the scene. Now in a recent interview with Rajeev Masand Swara Bhaskar has called Prasoon Joshi one of the finest writers in all of Bollywood. The actress said, "I cannot believe Prasoon sir didn’t understand the meaning of the scene. He’s one of our finest writers, he’s given us some of our finest work. I have too much respect and regard for him to believe that he didn’t understand what that scene meant.”
"The purpose of the scene is to demonstrate how adults and society sexualize children, and the second thing is how subcontinental parenting we give our girls and boys different values,” she added.
Previously Swara had defended the scene saying, "Respected sir, maybe you are misunderstanding the scene. The way you are describing the scene, it is just the opposite. The child is dancing at her own will. Her father feels embarrassed after seeing this. The dance is not provocative. She is simply dancing and has no idea about how society will sexualize her too. This is what the scene shows. #Rashbhari."
Rasbhari also stars Ayushmaan Saxena and Neelu Kohli in pivotal roles.

Written By Xappie Desk | Updated: July 03, 2020 18:58 IST
Sex Education fame Asa Butterfield opens up about losing the role of Spider-Man to Tom Holland

Tom Holland has found his place in the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Spider-Man. Holland has already played the iconic superhero in various standalone films as well as in Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame. Before Tom Holland was cast, Asa Butterfield was another major contender who was considered a frontrunner to play Spider-Man. Asa Butterfield is best known for his role in Netflix's hit show Sex Education. Now in a recent interview with Collider Asa has opened up about missing out the opportunity of portraying Spider-Man.
Asa said, "Every so often there’s a part [that you really want] and it’s a script you love, and you kind of put your heart and soul into it, and you don’t get it. And it is tough and it is sh*t, but I often find that something even better comes out of it at the end. And so in the case of Spider-Man, I did Sex Ed, because I wouldn’t have been able to do both of those at the same time.”
"I think as an actor and going out for roles, there’s only so much you can do and everyone’s gonna have a different take on a part and look at a character in different ways, have a different sort of performance, and you kind of have to stick with what you think,” he added.
Asa also praised Tom Holland for his portrayal of the friendly neighborhood Spider-Man. He said, "Tom did amazing things with Peter and he had an entirely different portrayal of him and I think it’s worked so well in the universe and in that part, and I don’t think I could do it. So I think all things work out in the end."