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'We're so far behind': Priyanka Chopra rues gender inequality in film industry

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Published : Sep 10, 2017, 12:32 pm IST
Updated : Sep 10, 2017, 5:18 pm IST

Actress says she is "digging her feet in" to get equality for women so they can get meatier roles like their male counterparts.

Priyanka Chopra is working on two Hollywood projects right now.
 Priyanka Chopra is working on two Hollywood projects right now.

Los Angeles: Priyanka Chopra says she is "digging her feet in" to get equality for women in the film industry so they can get meatier roles like their male counterparts.

The 35-year-old star says she wants to make things easier for the next generation of female actors in Hollywood, reported Entertainment Tonight.

"Well, first of all, just to take a step back, women had had to choose what they want to make because parts are not written in Hollywood or entertainment.

"We're so far behind, I mean we just had 'Wonder Woman', which is our first big major female superhero movie directed by a female. We've just had one director that's ever won an Academy Award who is a female ever in the history of entertainment. I mean, come on!" Priyanka says.

The actor, who attended the Toronto International Film Festival, where her production 'Pahuna: The Little Visitors' premiered, says she is happy that the festival is doing their bit to help women in entertainment.

"...I'm digging my feet in and not gonna settle ever," she said. "Because it's gonna take people like me, like a lot of other women out there, to make it easier for the next generation," she added.

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