"Honestly, being related to her has not helped me"
Meera Chopra has said that being related to Priyanka Chopra has not helped her in her acting career.
She is the second cousin of Priyanka and Parineeti Chopra.
Meera is known for her South Indian films but has appeared in a few Bollywood films.
She has now opened up on her journey in the film industry, including her struggle.
In an interview with Zoom, Meera said:
“The only time when I came to Bollywood there was a buzz that Priyanka’s sister is also coming but honestly I have not faced many comparisons.
“I have not got any work because of Priyanka.
“If I needed a producer, they have not cast me as I am her sister.
“Honestly, being related to her has not helped me in my career but it has really helped me in a way that people did take me seriously.
“They did not take me for granted as they knew I was coming from a family who knew cinema.
“That is the only privilege I got. Otherwise, I had to struggle.
“Honestly, with my work like every time my movie used to leave, fortunately, I have not been compared to both of them.”
Meera Chopra has a large following in the South Indian film industry, starring in the likes of Anbe Aaruyire, Marudhamalai and Vaana.
Meera made her Bollywood debut in 2016 with Vikram Bhatt’s 1920 London, opposite Sharman Joshi.
In 2019, she featured in the courtroom drama, Section 375, starring Akshaye Khanna and Richa Chadha.
In addition to films, Meera played the lead role in the Disney+Hotstar web series The Tattoo Murders.
On the project, Meera explained: “It is one project I am extremely proud of. I actually signed that after Section 375.
“It was something I had not envisioned for myself as I still feel, that I want to play a psychotic or a love story related character.
“You know, you have some roles in your mind which you want to do in your career.”
“A cop was never on my mind for some reason. I never saw myself in a cops role. When it came to me, it was a shock.”
Meera’s next film is Nastik and it also stars Arjun Rampal and Harshaali Malhotra.
Meanwhile, her cousin Priyanka Chopra is a renowned actress in India and overseas.
Her Bollywood films include Fashion, Krrish and Dostana.
Priyanka has also featured in Hollywood films like Baywatch. She has starred in TV shows like Quantico and has numerous projects lined up.