“Hits You Every Time”- 10 Years After Backlash From NFL World, Priyanka Chopra Jonas Exposes Hollywood’s Raw Reality

Published 05/22/2023, 9:25 AM EDT

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In the glittering world of Hollywood, where dreams are made and fortunes are won, the dark underbelly of racism and discrimination often lurks, ready to cast its shadow on even the brightest stars. A decade after facing a barrage of backlash from the NFL world, Priyanka Chopra Jonas, the globally acclaimed actress, is breaking the silence and shedding light on the harsh realities that persist within the entertainment industry.

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In a recent interview with Chris Wallace, Superstar Priyanka Chopra Jonas opened up about her own experience of racism and the challenges of making her mark in America. The conversation highlighted her journey and the obstacles she faced in making a change in his move from Bollywood to Hollywood.

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Chopra Jonas made her debut in the American television series “Quantico” in 2015, becoming the first South Asian to star in a leading role as an FBI recruit. The clip, which was shared during the interview, showcased her talent and the intensity she brought to her character. Reflecting on her decision to pursue opportunities in the United States, she explained that she sought growth and new horizons.

The superstar also admitted that she briefly explored the possibility of a music career, but quickly realized her strengths lay in acting. Chopra Jonas highlighted the significance of landing a mainstream role that wasn’t specifically written for an Indian woman, emphasizing the validation she felt after years of hard work.

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However, the conversation took a turn when the discussion shifted toward her experience with the NFL. It was revealed that Chopra Jonas had a song featured as the opening track for Thursday Night Football on the NFL network. Despite the achievement, the social media reaction she received was marred by racism and skepticism.

The actress acknowledged that the tweets and comments questioning her presence on American TV and associating football with American identity were indeed hurtful. She emphasized, “It hits you, it hits you every time”, along with the constant scrutiny she faces as a public figure.

But amid this sobering reality, Chopra Jonas stands tall as a beacon of hope and resilience. With her platform, she speaks out against the deep-seated prejudices that persist within the industry.

Normalizing my culture has been a long walk. And there are few of us that are doing it, and culture should be normalized because children should be exposed to different kinds of culture. Culture’s the best teacher in the world,” Chopra Jonas asserts, an unwavering conviction resonating in her words.

Priyanka’s special tattoo which is a heartfelt tribute

Priyanka Chopra Jonas also shared the emotional journey of her daughter’s premature birth and the challenges she faced. Born fragile and small, their baby girl spent 100 days in the ICU, fighting for each breath. Despite the absence of constant monitors, Priyanka and her husband provided unwavering support, using their own ways to ensure their daughter’s well-being.

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Mrs. Jonas also unveiled a heartfelt tribute to her late father, a beautiful tattoo on her right hand with the words “daddy’s lil girl…” in his own handwriting.

Her father, an unwavering source of support and boundless love, tragically lost his battle with cancer in 2013. Priyanka cherished him as her ultimate champion, always emanating confidence and radiating positivity.

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Priyanka’s remarkable journey, encompassing her daughter’s fragile beginnings and honoring her father’s legacy, exemplifies the power of love, resilience, and the unbreakable bonds of family.

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Satya Prakash Rajkiran

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Satya Prakash Rajkiran is an NFL writer at EssentiallySports. Rising from a kind beginning and with his graduation in English Literature, Rajkiran is a writing enthusiast. With his kind interest in Football, Rajkiran is inspired by the play style of the Detroit Lions.
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