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Priyanka Chopra forced to leave America after racist bullying: ‘I was picked on for something I didn’t have control over’

Priyanka Chopra has spoken about the racially-motivated bullying she was subjected to as a teenager, which forced her to leave America.

The Bollywood legend was forced to flee the US and return to India to complete her education after being targeted while at High School.

Speaking on Lorraine, Priyanka said: ‘High school is tough for everyone. For me being picked on for something that I didn’t have any control over or couldn’t change, at 16 and 17, that really defined me.’

She added: ‘But I was lucky that I had a home I could go back to, I could get out of the situation that troubled me.’

After moving to her native India, Priyanka went on to be crowned Miss World before launching a hugely successful Bollywood career.

The 38-year-old tackles the subject of her bullying in her new autobiography, Unfinished.

Also on Lorraine, Priyanka spoke about quarantining with Nick Jonas for six months, saying it was her ‘silver lining’ of the pandemic.

‘That was a silver lining of quarantine to be able to have six months together. Both of us have such crazy careers. I don’t think I have been at home for six months in 25 years so I was very grateful for the time,’ she told presenter Lorraine Kelly.’

The actress also spoke about meeting husband Nick for the first time, revealing that she googled him after he first asked her out.

‘Like every self respecting girl!’ she said. ‘I google everything.

Meanwhile, Priyanka has spoken out about her previous skin-lightening campaigns in her new book after previously being silent on the matter.

The White Tiger actress was met with criticism when she supported the Black Lives Matter campaign, with critics at the time pointed out that she previously endorsed ‘fairness creams’ in India.

 


Credit: Original article published here.

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