Priyanka On Meghan: “She’s Always Been The Girl Wanting To Move The Needle”

Meghan Markle and Priyanka Chopra first bonded over a mutual desire to “change the narrative” at a women-in-television dinner a few years ago. “We simply connected on how we see the world and as girls,” Chopra told The Sunday Times Style. A association friendship was struck up while the duo was filming in Canada, and, like the different participants of Meghan’s internal circle – which includes Serena Williams and Amal Clooney, who all attended her wedding ceremony to Prince Harry – they mentioned how to use their respective systems for the sake of activism.
Chopra, who “would love to run for top minister of India and Nick to run for president”, believes that Meghan is “progressive, modern… a self-made lady who looks like every one of us”, and that the abuse she is every so often subjected to with the aid of the press is rooted in racism. “For sure, a hundred per cent,” she said. “But the splendor of Meg is that she’s been herself through all of this. A lot of human beings bought to know her after the whole lot [once she grew to become affiliated with Prince Harry], however I knew her earlier than and she’s the equal chick. Now that she’s got a actual platform, she talks about the identical things she continually did. We spent hours speaking about the difference that affect and talk can make to the world earlier than this total element happened, so what you see now is authentically her. She’s continually been the lady wanting to go the needle.”
Chopra believes “if there’s everyone who can deal with [media attention], it’s [Meghan]”, but the actor and manufacturing company proprietor is making her own strides to dilute the racism she has individually experienced, in particular around her marriage to Nick Jonas. She is presently working on “a actuality show with biracial couples from round the world” inspired via “the cultural cross-pollination” of her week-long nuptials, which noticed the couple’s households unite for what she has before called a “religious mash-up” of Hindu and Christian rituals and ceremonies in India.
The newlywed also got here underneath fireplace for her publicity surrounding #jopra [the couple’s blended moniker decreed with the aid of the social sphere] in December on Instagram. “Just due to the fact I’m famous, don’t I have the capability to be proud of being a newlywed barring humans announcing that I’m the use of my marriage?” she questioned. “I gave up my proper to privateness when I grew to become a public person, it’s the deal you make with the devil.”
Like her friend, who gave delivery to her first son, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, in May, teenagers are also on the horizon: “It’s too a long way in advance to know, but each of us really prefer to make a change.” For now, she surmised, “my existence has always been full of surprises. Whatever opportunity comes my way, I jump at it.”

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