Priyanka Chopra Jonas, the global icon and Bollywood actress, recently spoke about the need for merit-based casting in the Hindi film industry. In a recent interview, she stressed on eliminating the politics and drama that often surround the casting process and creating a positive workplace environment for outsiders.
Priyanka highlighted that the Hindi film industry has undergone significant changes in the past decade, with new talents entering the industry from outside. She emphasized on the importance of having conversations around opportunity and workplace and making sure that casting decisions are made purely on merit. She also added that audience preferences should be taken into account while making casting decisions.
The actress also credited her generation of actors who fought for change and paved the way for newcomers. Priyanka believes that merit-based casting will create a fair and inclusive work culture, allowing more talented actors from diverse backgrounds to make it big in Bollywood.
Last month, Priyanka had revealed in an interview that dirty politics in Bollywood had forced her to leave the industry and pursue a career in Hollywood. Her recent statements advocating for merit-based casting show her commitment to creating a more positive and fair work environment in the Hindi film industry.
Priyanka is currently gearing up for the premiere of her international series, Citadel, which was shot over a year and a half during the pandemic. The series, which is set to premiere on April 28, is produced by the Russo Brothers and features an international cast, including Priyanka herself.