Priyanka Chopra talked about playing a ‘sexually charged character’ in Aitraaz, when she was around 21, and how the positive response to the film changed her script choices. She said that people warned her against taking up the role and said that the audience may not see her with ‘purity’ later.

Directed by Abbas-Mustan, Aitraaz also featured Akshay Kumar and Kareena Kapoor in the lead roles. Priyanka played a woman stuck in an unhappy marriage as she makes sexual advances at her ex-boyfriend, who now works under her husband. When he resists her, she accuses him of rape.

In an interview with Vanity Fair, Priyanka said that heroines back in the day were expected to be ‘coy, pure, good girls’ but her character was a ‘bad b***h’. “Because my character was a sexual predator, and I was 21 or 22, people were like, ‘If you play such a sexually charged character, I…

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