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Bollywood actress turned Hollywood diva, Priyanka Chopra Jonas and her husband, Nick Jonas have been busy fulfilling their parenting duties ever since they welcomed their daughter, Malti Marie Chopra Jonas, into their lives. The couple went the surrogacy way to embrace parenthood for the first time, and Malti was born in January 2022. Fast forward to today, their 13-month-old baby girl is ruling the internet with her cuteness.
Recently, Priyanka Chopra appeared on the podcast with Dax Shepard and got candid about her personal as well as professional life. When the actress was asked about her daughter, Malti Marie, the doting mommy shared that seeing her daughter's personality change every day is an amazing feeling. Revealing how Malti reacts when she loves her food, PeeCee said:
“Just seeing her personality every day, seeing her change every day. Yesterday she started doing this new thing where whenever she is loving her food, she sings 'mmmmm' (hums).”
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Further in the conversation, Priyanka added that she wants her baby girl, Malti’s palate to be highly diverse and revealed that Malti eats everything including Korean barbecue, pesto, lamb chops, roti and other things. Sharing that pesto is her baby's favourite food, the doting mother said:
“She is discovering new foods. She eats everything like lamb chops, roti. Because we love food from all over the world. She loves pesto like anything. And she goes ‘mmmmm’ and takes her head back in a very dramatic fashion and just lays down.”
After her historic win at the Miss World pageant in 2000, Priyanka Chopra made her Bollywood debut with the film, The Hero: Love Story of a Spy, in 2003. However, the actress faced colourism during her early years in the film industry, and in the same conversation, she opened up about being lightened in many movies. Priyanka added that things began to change with the arrival of social media as people started speaking up about harmful stereotypes of discrimination amongst Indians. In her words:
"When I joined the movie business, if you were fair, you were guaranteed some sort of success or casting, but if you were darker... and I'm not even that dark. For darker girls, it was like, well, let's lighten you up. I was lightened up in many movies. Through make-up and then blasting lighting. There was a song that I still remember. It was called ‘Chitti Dudh kudi’ which means a girl who is as white as milk and I ain’t that but I was playing her and I was really lightened up in the movie."
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Priyanka Chopra also shared that she was considered 'dusky' during the initial years of her acting career and admitted that she had done fairness creams commercials in the past. However, she soon realised the extremely 'damaging' effects of skin fairness ads that promoted the idea that young women would only have a better future if they had a fairer complexion and stopped doing them. She shared:
"I remember when I joined movies, I was considered dusky, written as the dusky actress and I was like ‘What is dusky? What does it mean?’. Yet, I did a commercial for a fairness cream, because you are doing a beauty brand. A beauty brand is a really big part of an actress’ trajectory. And all the beauty brands were selling those creams. We were taught that damaging bullsh*t. Even I got caught up into it and I look back on that, the commercial was so damaging. I'm darker skinned and this guy comes in, selling flowers, and he doesn't even look at me. I start using this cream, and I get a job, I get the guy and all my dreams come true. That was like the mid-2000s."
On the work front, Priyanka Chopra will be next seen in the web series, Citadel.
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