Apurva Asrani Stands Up For Priyanka Chopra, Sushant Singh Rajput Was Bullied


Recently, Apurva Asrani, the writer-director, came out in support of Priyanka Chopra by expressing her concerns in an interview with Hindustan Times. Chopra revealed on a podcast that she was being cornered because of the politics of Bollywood, which forced her to leave the industry and move to Hollywood.

Apurva Asrani believes that because of the favourites in the industry, actors can be ganged up against and can ultimately be ostracized. He also said that powerful egos are also behind such campaigns, with some even resorting to spreading false stories about inappropriate behaviour of their targets. Priyanka Chopra was also a victim of such tactics. In 2012, despite having given two big hits, namely Barfi and Agneepath, in a single year, the headlines read that no hero wants to work with her.

Sushant Singh Rajput was also a target of this tactic. His last movie may have done 100 crore at the box office, yet it was portrayed as a flop. He was harangued until his last days, leading to the truth being masked. Asrani helps us recall that in 2011, Priyanka Chopra had to face a similar campaign, one that was targeted to make her career go downhill.

Apurva Asrani has also praised Chopra for being courageous enough to turn around and achieve what she has. She explained why she waited so long to open up while expressing her emotions at a safe space recently, to which she added that she had forgiven and moved on a long time ago.

By highlighting issues such as these, Asrani has brought to light the unfairness in the Bollywood industry. It is important to remember that such behaviour should not be tolerated and raises the question of how many other such issues have gone unnoticed in the past.

The company mentioned in this article is Hindustan Times, an Indian English-language daily newspaper. It was founded in 1924 by Mahatma Gandhi and was shortly taken over by his confidant and freedom fighter Ravindra Verma. HT has its headquarters in Delhi and the paper has the largest circulation among all English-language newspapers in India, with a readership of over 11.75 million. The paper focuses on news related to politics, business, sports, and culture, providing news and opinion pieces from both local and global perspectives.

The person mentioned in this article is Priyanka Chopra, an Indian film actress, producer, singer, and former Miss World. Born in India, she rose to fame with her roles in Bollywood films like Aitraaz, Don, and Fashion, getting her international recognition with the thriller movie, Quantico, and the hit romantic comedy, Baywatch. Priyanka has established herself as one of the most influential and highest-paid female actresses in the country and has been mentioned in the prestigious Forbes list for highest paid celebrities for time and time again. She has won several awards and accolades for her performance including a National Film Award and over seven Filmfare Awards.