Priyanka Chopra while talking about women empowerment at the 2017 Marie Claire Power Trip earlier this week, reacted to the Harvey Weinstein row. she said there are people like him present all across the globe, reports marieclaire.com.
The Quantico actress was asked whether there’s a Harvey Weinstein in India, Priyanka said: “I don’t think there is and I don’t think there is only a Harvey Weinstein in Hollywood. I think there will be a lot more stories that will come up.
She further added, “That happens not just in India, but all over the world. It’s the power of men trying to take away the power of women. It’s about feeling powerful and macho.”
Weinstein has been accused of sexual harassment or abuse by more than three dozen women, including several top actresses including Gwyneth Paltrow, Cara Delevingne, Lupita Nyong’o and Angelina Jolie.
The former Miss World also spoke against the empowered men and said because of it women are scared that a misstep might put them at risk of losing a role. “It’s an isolating feeling. The easiest thing to take away from a woman is her work,” she said.
Priyanka, known not just for her work but also her productions and social work with UNICEF, added: “So what if I’m in heels?. So what if I wear a dress? We’ve been told our femininity is our weakness, but it is not. We can be compassionate. We can be tough. When you open your mouth, you deliver.”
Priyanka will be seen in Hindi film industry working with Sanjay Leela Bhansali, in ‘Gustakhiyan’. In the film, Priyanka will play the writer-poetess Amrita Pritam.