Priyanka Chopra On Getting Married And Becoming A Mom In Her 40s, Says 'My Friends' Kids Are 16-17'

In a recent interview, Priyanka Chopra opened up about living her life on her own terms and revealed why she got married in her 40s, unlike her friends who are now mommies to 16-17 years old kids.


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Priyanka Chopra On Getting Married And Becoming A Mom In Her 40s, Says 'My Friends' Kids Are 16-17'

Global icon, Priyanka Chopra Jonas needs no introduction, as she has made her mark in the acting world with utmost charm. The gorgeousness is currently basking in the success of her web series, Citadel, and is looking forward to making a comeback in Bollywood with the much-awaited film, Jee Le Zaraa. Priyanka has always lived her life on her own terms, and she has no regrets about the same.

Priyanka Chopra compares her life to her friends who married early

In an interview with Femina India, Priyanka Chopra opened up about making it big in Bollywood as well as Hollywood despite coming from a small town. The actress mentioned that many of her old friends married young and now have kids that are teenagers. However, she added that her parents always encouraged her and supported her dreams. Talking about the same, she said:

“It’s hard because I think we are raised with having many glass ceilings. I come from a small town. So many of my friends got married in their early twenties and weren’t encouraged to pursue their ambitions or professional careers. They have kids that are like 16 and 17 now. And that’s fine. There’s nothing wrong with wanting to be at home, taking care of your family. I love doing that. It’s one of my favourite things. We had parents that encouraged us and who didn’t treat us differently from our brothers. Who told us – you have a dream, we are here with you.”

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When Priyanka Chopra's parents left their booming career to help their daughter achieve her dreams

Priyanka Chopra became Femina Miss India, in 2000, at the mere age of 17. At that time, her parents had just started their private hospital in Bareilly, which was gaining popularity. Her parents were in their 40s, and they gave up everything to move to Mumbai when her career had kicked off. However, Priyanka took it all for granted and thought that it was their job to help her out. Talking about the same, PeeCee said:

“At that time, I took it all completely for granted. I was like, of course it’s your parents’ 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 Chopra reveals she has become closed because of her daughter, Malti

Priyanka Chopra's job is laden with pressure, and she is being scrutinised all the time. Reflecting on the same, the actress mentioned that her priorities have changed after embracing motherhood and that she has become protective. She added that though she was more open before, now she has become closed due to the judgements passed to her. In her words:

“Anything I say or don’t say, do or don’t do gets scrutinised. When I got married and now of course after having Malti, my priorities are so different. I want to go back home on time. I finish my job really quickly, and then I’m home. I’m not someone who likes to be in the news for no reason. I love to be in the news for my work. And that’s all. But privacy is hard. There’s a lot of scrutiny, especially now with my daughter and I have to protect her. So, I’ve become a lot more private, and protective of who I am. I was a lot more open before but I think that kind of scrutiny and judgement has made me a little bit more closed."

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Priyanka Chopra shares a valuable lesson her father, Dr Ashok Chopra gave her

Priyanka Chopra has so much on her plate, and she's constantly juggling between work and personal life. However, she's living a life full of happiness and satisfaction, being a boss of her own. Being an army kid, PeeCee's dad, Dr Ashok Chopra always told her that she should try to find an opportunity to reinvent herself every time she goes to a new place. Talking about the powerful feeling, the actress mentioned that you can leave your mistakes behind when you move to a new place as the new people you meet don’t have to know your vulnerabilities. She added that whenever you feel stuck, get up and go out into clean air rather than staying stuck.

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On the work front, Priyanka Chopra will be next seen in the film, Love Again.

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