Priyanka Chopra is not one to shy away from questions about patriarchy and male dominance in Bollywood and in the Hindi film industry. In her recently published memoir the actress recalled an incident from her own life. Priyanka wrote about the time when a director objectified her and further demeaned her on set.
Priyanka in her book wrote, “The director suggested I speak to my stylist, so I called him and briefly explained the situation, then passed the phone to the director. Standing right in front of me, the director said: "Jo bhi ho, chaddiyan dikhni chahiyen. Nahi toh log picture kyon dekhne aayenge?" which translates as "whatever happens, panties should be seen. Otherwise, why would people come to watch the movie?"
Priyanka also mentioned Salman Khan as he had to intervene during the incident. She wrote, “I was ready to go full-out as a temptress in the number. The director's words and tone, though, conveyed that he regarded me in a way that I found unacceptable.” Priyanka also added that the very first time she entered Bollywood after winning the title of Miss World all movie directors were only concerned about her looks.