Priyanka Chopra is calling for unity during Beautycon Los Angeles.
The actress took part in a fireside chat where she spoke about sisterhood and going for your dream.
“Everyone screws up, and that’s alright,” Chopra said. “We all have bad days. We all are gonna feel like s**t sometimes.”
She also called over women to support other women. “I’ve had so many times where I’m doing interviews and people always ask me, ‘You’re doing a movie with a female actor. Did you guys get along? Were there cat fights?’ But when it comes to boys, they say, ‘Oh, my gosh. That’s a bromance, and everyone works so well.'”
Chopra added, “I feel like, over time, because women had the lack of opportunities, we were pitted against each other. Because there were only five places a woman could be hired and so we were elbowing each other out to get to that one spot.”
But she does have a solution and that lays with creating more “opportunity for females.”
“The more opportunity we create for each other, the more sisterhood will grow,” the “Quantico” actress shared. “We’re 50 percent of the world population, we need to be represented in every field. We need to be empowered by each other, by people who are in positions of power, by putting [women] in positions of power.”
“I realized many, many years ago, the more I champion women in my own small way, maybe I’ll be able be able to create a world, around me at least, where women run the show. Because we kinda do it really well.”
As she spoke about sisterhood a Pakistani girl stood up at yelled at Chopra for her role as a United Nations Goodwill ambassador and her tweet where she wrote, “Jai Hind (Long live India) #IndianArmedForces.”
The tweet was on the same day an Indian fighter bombed a militant training camp in Pakistan.
“So, it was kinda hard hearing you talk about humanity, because as your neighbour — a Pakistani — I know you’re a bit of a hypocrite,” the girl said.
Chopra remained calm and let her finish. “The way that you came at me right now… girl, don’t yell. We’re all here for love. Don’t embarrass yourself.”
ET Canada has reached out to Chopra’s rep for a comment.