She made this known in her autobiography “Unfinished”, which is a reflection of her experience in the world of entertainment.
The 38-year-old actress explained that she felt stunned and small after a movie director admonished her to have a surgery to refine her shape.
She wrote: “After a few minutes of small talk, the director/producer told me to stand up and twirl for him. I did. He stared at me long and hard, assessing me, and then suggested that I get a boob job, fix my jaw, and add a little more cushioning to my butt.
“If I wanted to be an actress, he said, I’d need to have my proportions “fixed,” and he knew a great doctor in LA he could send me to. My then-manager voiced his agreement with the assessment.
“I left the director/producer’s office feeling stunned and small. Was he right that I couldn’t be successful unless I had so many body parts ‘fixed?’
“I thought of how individuals in the media and others in the industry had referred to me as ‘dusky’ and ‘different-looking,’ and I wondered if I was cut out for this business after all.”
The movie star who said such statement has become a normal thing in the entertainment world, but it’s rarely being discussed.
She explained: “It’s so normalised that it doesn’t come up in conversation.
“I talked about a movie that I walked out of because of how I was spoken to by the director… It was early in my career, but I never told him why I walked out.
“I never had the courage to stand up for myself.”
Priyanka has risen to the status of becoming one of India’s highest-paid stars, and she’s married to American singer, Nick Jonas, of the Jonas Brothers.
She revealed that it was a shock when Nick proposed to her after just eight weeks of dating, which emanated into marriage in 2018.
She said: “I didn’t expect the proposal at that point… It was two months!”
“I thought it would happen, but it was still a complete shock. [But] I relinquished control and I just went with it,” she added.