"It is, still, a huge sacrifice."
Priyanka Chopra has revealed that she would give up her career for one person.
The actress spoke about how her parents had set up a hospital in Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh. They gave it all up to move to Mumbai after Priyanka became Miss India 2000 at the age of 17.
Priyanka admitted that she had taken her parent’s decision for granted until she became a mother herself.
She explained: “At that time, I took it all completely for granted.
“I was like, of course it’s your parent’s job to do that. My career matters. And I didn’t even think about it until I was writing my book.
“And then it dawned on me like now I’m in my 40s.
“And that, if I were asked to give up my career and just move countries, I would do it without question for my daughter.”
Priyanka stated that her parents made a “huge sacrifice” for her, adding that raising sons in a way in which there is respect for women is important.
“It is, still, a huge sacrifice.
“And we are so blessed to have parents who did that. But, there are families under societal pressures that don’t necessarily know that they can let their daughters have aspirations.
“So, I think that the one thing that we need to do is create a dialogue around parenting, around raising our sons in a way in which there is respect for women, creating opportunities in society where women are in positions of power.
“Not just getting jobs, but actually being decision-makers. I think that’s what’s going to change it for us.”
Priyanka Chopra also opened up about her romantic relationships before Nick Jonas.
On the Call Her Daddy podcast, she recalled:
“I went from relationship to relationship to relationship.
“I did not give myself time at all between relationships, till my last one.
“I always ended up dating the actors that I worked with or the people that I met on my set.”
“I just thought I had an idea of what a relationship should be like, and I kept seeking that and trying to fit the people that came into my life into my idea of that relationship.”
But she decided to give herself time before her relationship with Nick because she wanted to reflect upon why she is making the same mistakes in her relationships.
She added: “The repeating of the mistake was always feeling like, I need to be the caretaker, always feeling like it’s okay to cancel my job or my work or my meeting or my priority to make sure that he’s propped up.
“It was so normalised in my brain for so long that I ended up giving the power in such a skewed way that I never stood up for myself.
“I literally would become like a doormat and I was like, okay, that’s fine because, you know, that’s what women have been told for such a long time that our role is to glue the family together or you’ve got to make your man feel comfortable when he comes back home.”