Priyanka Chopra is currently at the peak of her career. The global star's recent Hollywood movie The Matrix: Resurrections trailer has created a buzz everywhere. She also has a couple of other projects in her kitty in Bollywood as well.
Not just that, the versatile actor also published her memoir this year, called Unfinished. Priyanka has undoubtedly become an unstoppable force, and even the novel has become one of the best selling ones in the US and India as well.
In a recent interaction with The Times Of India Literary Festival, Priyanka opened up about her novel and some other aspects of her life, like her marriage and the advice given by her late father.
She also talked about how Nick Jonas 'impacted' her in many ways and was responsible for her calmness.
"He has impacted me in a big way, I have become calmer in life. He is a very calm person, he finds solutions, and he's a diplomat whereas I am a mirchi like that. The one thing that my marriage has definitely taught me, which I guess I didn't feel the need to have, which now I can't live without is having your partner give complete credence and credit to the job that I do, to my work. It is so amazing when I see how Nick (Jonas) accommodates his life or my achievements or my career and where I have to go and what my choices are, how it's so important to him that I win and that was something I didn't realize that I needed."
The couple got married in 2018. However, they didn't know much about each other as they weren't dating for long. She also added, "We both didn't know very much about each other's careers. So, after we got married, we did sort of a 'show and tell'. He showed me his earlier music and work, and I showed him a few of my movies, but Nick (Jonas) loves 'Dil Dhadakne Do'. He has watched it multiple times."
She also said she is grateful that she married someone from the same profession who gets creative ideas. She added, "I have learned from Nick a lot. He's an amazingly talented, creative person and we bounce a lot of our work off of each other."
As for the memoir, she said it wasn't easy writing it, describing it as an 'exhilarating and exhausting' experience.
She also spoke about not revealing people's identities in the novel. She said, "It is no one else's story but mine. It says Priyanka's Memoir, right, so my story. It's actually really funny. I read a few reviews that said that 'oh it wasn't, she didn't speak the truth about things like that.' I was like, 'oh, so basically you wanted a gossip brag in my book. You wanted it to be a tell-all.' I'm not Stardust."
When the actress ventured into Bollywood, she opened up about some unexpected events from her life. A director had asked her to get a 'boob job' and some more cosmetic surgeries to begin her career as an actor.
“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,” the excerpt read, according to The Independent.
Her father's advice to her was 'Be like water', which is also a part of the book. On this said, "It's such a beautiful thought, right? I was about five years old, and my dad and mom both were in the military. So we used to move every two years. And when I had to leave my best friend or my school, I was really upset and I would start crying and say, 'I have to move again I don't want to go'."
Priyanka has also played negative roles in her life and said that she enjoys picking such characters. She said, "I guess people like me as a bad girl. Do I see myself as a bad girl, sometimes! Everyone is good and bad sometimes."