Women need to be pushed into important roles, be ambition-driven & follow their dreams: Priyanka Chopra Jonas at TIFF

Asha Bajaj
8 min readSep 14, 2020

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Toronto, Sep 13: The global actress, Priyanka Chopra Jonas, had a live interaction with Cameron Bailey, artistic director and co-head of Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) Sep 11 at the 45th edition of TIFF where she had been invited as an Ambassador of Share Her Journey. This event had been hosted by Cameron who said in his introduction that Priyanka had been a great friend of the TIFF for the past several years, and Share Her Journey, which needs much support in raising the importance of women in films. Asha Bajaj, IBNS Canada’s Special Correspondent brings the excerpts of their conversation.

Priyanka Chopra Jonas. Image Credit: Instagram
Cameron Bailey. Image credit: TIFF


Cameron ©: You have been associated with TIFF for several years. What are some of your favorite memories of TIFF?

Priyanka (P): I have some very fond memories of the Festival. Toronto is like a second home to me. “I feel very connected with the festival because of its global representation, meaning that TIFF includes movies from all over the world. The movies have a real perspective and TIFF has a slot of amazing movies to watch, Yet another favorite memory is Toronto’s thirst for art. Toronto people love art.”

I also cherish the memory of question and answer session with the audience which shows the interest and curiosity with which the audience watches the films. The enthusiasm of the audience is very encouraging and motivating. The work which you are doing at TIFF is commendable. The Share Her Journey organized by TIFF binds the women and gives them a lot of hope and encouragement.

C: How important do you think is the decision-making process for women not only as a director and a producer but also as a writer and an actor?

P: It is very important that the women make their own decisions, create their own content. Cinema needs women representatives outside their skin color and…

Asha Bajaj

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