[T]he Cut’s editors, and their perspective, are mostly white. This likely contributed to their ignorance about Chopra’s worldwide fame, or that Bollywood dwarfs Hollywood by sheer size. While Hollywood nets more money (a fact partially attributed to the low cost of tickets in India), Bollywood is the world’s largest producer of films, churning out 1,602 in 2012, compared to the U.S.’s 476 films, with sales of 2.6 billion movie tickets annually in India. Chopra is a rarity in an industry built on nepotism, rising from middle-class obscurity to become one of its biggest female stars with a 20-year career that is almost as old as Jonas himself. Her net worth is more than his. The presumption that Chopra is chasing Jonas (or any other white American) for his success is absurd.

 

“Priyanka Chopra Isn’t a Scammer, She’s Just Way More Famous Than Mainstream American Media Grasps.” Prachi Gupta. 12/5/18. Jezebel.

Posted by Natasha

Natasha received her MA in Literature and Culture in 2008 from Oregon State University. Currently she lives in Oregon with her husband and cats.

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