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"My role in Quantico was not written for an Indian girl," she said and added: "I've had people take away films from me because I might not have agreed with them."
Priyanka Chopra told the audience at TIFF that opportunities will never be handed out, reported news agency IANS. "No one's going to hand it out to you, whether it's credit, whether it's parts, whether it is the ability to make movies," Priyanka said, pointing to Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins, the first female director for a studio superhero movie. "You can understand how hard and few and far between these opportunities are. But it's got to take people like us to stand out there, dig our heels in and say we're not going to stand for it anymore," she added.
Priyanka Chopra won Best Actress National Award for the Madhur Bhandarkar-directed Fashion. Her first production venture Marathi film Ventilator won two National Awards. In the West, Priyanka has twice won the People's Choice Award for her portrayal of Alex Parrish in Quantico.
(With Inputs from IANS)
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