Writer-editor Apurva Asrani: Massive win that Priyanka Chopra didn’t end up like Parveen Babi or Sushant Singh Rajput
"Finally Priyanka Chopra reveals what everyone knew, but said not a word," he added
Priyanka Chopra Jonas recently spoke about being “cornered” in Bollywood because she had “beef with some people”. She also criticised the Hindi film industry on colourism and stated that fairness commercials are “damaging”. This led to responses from various celebrities like Kangana Ranaut who blamed Karan Johar for ousting Priyanka.
Now, National Award-winning film editor and writer Apurva Asrani has given his two cents on the matter. Stating that everybody knew about the things Priyanka said, he added that the “liberals and feminists” still kept shut and “hailed those that ostracized her.”
He tweeted: "Finally Priyanka Chopra reveals what everyone knew, but said not a word. Not the liberals, not the feminists."
"They hail those that ostracized her, celebrate the kings that tried to destroy her. It is a massive win that she didn't end up like Parveen Babi or Sushant Singh Rajput."
Apurva is known for writing the human rights drama Aligarh (2016), and he also wrote the legal drama series Criminal Justice: Behind Closed Doors (2020). He also edited the 1998 gangster classic Satya.
In a podcast with Dax Shepherd, Priyanka said: "I was being pushed into a corner in the industry (Bollywood). I had people not casting me, I had beef with people, I am not good at playing that game so I kind of was tired of the politics and I said I needed a break.”