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Priyanka Chopra thinks Indian film industry is stereotyped in the west

Update : 30 May 2017, 10:14 PM
Actress Priyanka Chopra admits that there are “huge stereotypes” about the Indian film industry in the west and unfortunately it won’t be easy to break these notions, unless more and more artists from the Indian film industry start working in the mainstream media. “There are huge stereotypes about India, about Hindi films. There is a lot more awareness now that Hindi movies are such a big industry but the stereotypes still exist,” says Priyanka in a recent interview. She says that people in the west are under the impression that Indian actors do not know English, or even acting. They are just expected to get on the set and break into dance. “Those are stereotypes you have to fight all the time and I guess it will only come with educating people and having them see Indian actors in mainstream parts, (to make them aware) that we can do this. There is no putting us in a box,” Priyanka says, although admitting at the same time that, “it is going to be a struggle. There are so few of us.” In the interview with PTI (Press Trust of India), she goes on to explaining how Hindi movies have more to them than just breaking into random songs. Priyanka plays villain Victoria Leeds in Baywatch, which is scheduled to be released in India this Friday. Baywatch is her first American film, and her 51st movie. The UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador and Quantico star Priyanka, who juggles several roles, believes that diversity in global entertainment is the need of the hour.
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