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04th May 2023

Priyanka Chopra’s late father helped “build back confidence” after botched plastic surgery

Clodagh McKeon

People called her “Plastic Chopra”

Priyanka Chopra opened up about her botched cosmetic surgery that led to her being labelled “Plastic Chopra” in the early 2000’s.

The actress had an honest conversation on The Howard Stern Show about about the removal of a polyp in her nasal cavity that went wrong.

She said after the procedure, she looked completely different and struggled with depression as a result.

Chopra explained that she was fired from acting and modelling projects she was already working on and feared it would end her entire career.

Her late father, Ashok who was a doctor himself, persuaded the star to go under the knife again for corrective surgery and despite her concerns, she did.

He was even in the surgery room with her holding her hand.

According to The Daily Mail, Priyanka said: “He held my hands through it and helped me build back my confidence.”


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In her autobiography, the mum-of-one revealed that in the months and years following her botched surgery, people called her “Plastic Chopra”.

Her book which is titled Unfinished was released back in February 2021.

She details how the surgery affected her ability to secure acting roles and how it really damaged her career.

During The Howard Stern Show interview, Chopra explained that many directors shunned her post surgery.

She remembered one in particular job where she had leading role but was then demoted to a smaller one because of the way her surgery went.

She was very grateful and credited Bollywood director, Anil Sharma who helped her get back in front of the camera.

Priyanka Chopra and husband Nick Jonas attended the Met Gala on Monday wearing glamorous black and white Bulgari fits.

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