Priyanka Chopra Jonas grabbed headlines last week when she made some startling claims about her Bollywood journey. In an episode of Armchair Expert, a podcast hosted by Dax Shepard and Monica Padman, the actress revealed that she moved to the USA as she “had some beef” with people in the Indian film industry and wanted a fresh start.
At the press conference of her show Citadel, held at a five-star hotel in central Mumbai, Priyanka Chopra Jonas was asked to comment on this aspect and what made her open up about it at this phase of her career.
To which, Priyanka Chopra Jonas replied, “When I was at the podcast, I was asked about the journey of my life when I was young, like when I was 15, when I was 22, when I was 30 etc. I was talking about the truth of my journey. I think now I was confident to talk about that phase of my life. I think now where I am, I was okay enough to articulate what I felt. I had a very tumultuous relationship with what I occurred. I forgave, I moved on a long time ago and I made peace with it. That’s why it was easy for me to talk about it in an open manner in a safe space.”
The audience erupted into an applause upon hearing her reply.
Priyanka Chopra Jonas was also joined by Richard Madden at this memorable press event. Speaking of Citadel, the web series will be out on Amazon Prime Video on April 28 and is a story of two spies on a globe trotting mission. The Russo Brothers – Anthony and Joe Russo – of The Avengers fame are also a part of the show as executive producers. The makers plan to make it into a global franchise and even have local instalments in several countries. An Indian version of the show is currently in production. It stars Varun Dhawan and Samantha Ruth Prabhu and is helmed by Raj Nidimoru and Krishna DK, of The Family Man and Farzi fame.