EXCLUSIVE: Parineeti Chopra on facing sexism, “You dumbed me down because it fit your narrative”
Parineeti Chopra recently opened up about being an actress while fighting sexism, fat-shaming and being under the microscope for her every move. Parineeti made her debut in Bollywood with Arjun Kapoor in Ishaqzaade back in 2012 and she has proved herself to be one of the best actresses. But, Parineeti feels that she has been dumbed down over the years in the public eye because people fail to understand the real person that she is. In an exclusive chat with us, Parineeti told that she has faced sexism ‘because she is a woman born in India’.
Parineeti told Bollywood Bubble, “There is so much that I have experienced in my life. I don’t want to give you a bullet point list of Oh! I have been fat-shamed and I have had gender inequality in my life. Let’s just take it as a given. All of it has happened in my life. Purely because I am a woman born in India. I am sad to say that as an Indian but Indian men are somehow born and then they grow up with this weird sort of superiority complex and a sense of entitlement in their heads and they don’t even know it. I’ll quickly give you the points, it’s fat-shaming after being an actress.”
She further added, “First of all, I am a woman, If I am intelligent I am successful, if I have an opinion, I am immediately labelled something else which is made to be the image. If I dumb myself down- which I have had to do many times- to kind of talk to you in your language because you don’t understand when I actually speak like myself I am immediately labelled a Punjabi, Paagal, Bubbly girl. But I have actually dumbed myself down to talk in your language to you. So don’t discredit me for the person that I am. So when I actually talk sense people think that I have changed. No, I was always this person, but you dumbed me down because it fit your narrative.”
Check out the interview below: