Bollywood star, Priyanka Chopra has recounted how a botched facial surgery saw her being dropped from three movies, pushing her into depression.
She had thought her career in entertainment was totally over.
Speaking to Howard Stern on his SiriusXM radio show, Priyanka confessed that she fell into a ‘deep deep depression’ after going under the knife and was worried that her career was ‘over’ before it had even began.
The 40-year-old actress who’s married to Nick Jonas said she underwent surgery to get a simple polyp in her nose removed, following the recommendation of a physician.
‘This thing happens, and my face looks completely different, and I went into a deep, deep depression. It was a dark phase.’
It was her father, a doctor himself, who convinced Priyanka to go under the knife again – this time to correct the botched job. She recalled telling her father that she was scared, but he told her ‘I will be in the room with you.’
She admitted: ‘He held my hands through it and helped me build back my confidence.’
She says she got her career back on track with the help of Bollywood director Anil Sharma, and was grateful to him for giving her a supporting role in a movie, even though she was originally slated to play the lead.
Chopra went on to star in several major Hollywood TV series, including Citadel and Quantico.