Global star and cousin of Bollywood actor Priyanka Chopra, Meera Chopra, who was last seen in ‘The Tattoo Murders’, recently spoke about her struggles in the film industry. Stating that her relationship with her cousin Priyanka did not help her journey into the world of showbiz, Meera revealed that she has had her own share of struggles in landing roles in films.
Meera has mainly worked in films from South India. She made her Tamil debut in the 2005 film “Anbe Aaruyire” and made a foray into the Telugu films in 2006 with “Bangaram”. As for Bollywood, it ventured into the Hindi film industry with Satish Kaushik’s 2014 comedy-drama, “ Gang Of Ghosts ”. She was also seen in 1920 in London among a few other films.
In her recent interview with Zoom, while mentioning that she didn’t land any roles thanks to Priyanka, Meera said, “The one time I came to Bollywood there was a buzz that Priyanka’s sister is coming. also, but honestly I haven’t faced a lot of comparisons. I don’t have a job because of Priyanka. If I needed a producer, they didn’t choose me as I am his sister. ”
“Honestly, being related to her hasn’t helped me in my career, but it has really helped me in a way that people have taken me seriously. They didn’t take me for granted because they knew I came from a family that knew cinema. It’s the only privilege I have. Otherwise, I had to struggle. Honestly, with my job like every time my movie went out, luckily I wasn’t compared to the two, ”Meera added.
On the job front, Meera was also seen in the “ Section 375 ” web series, in which she co-starred with Richa Chadha, Akshaye Khanna and Rahul Bhat.
She has a movie with Arjun Rampal and Harshaali Malhotra titled “Nastik” lined up.