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Priyanka Chopra’s mental health was negatively affected after a doctor-recommended nose job went awry.
“It was a dark phase,” the “Citadel” star admitted on “The Howard Stern Show” earlier this week from Sirius XM’s new Miami studios.
Chopra, now 40, said she was previously advised to get a polyp in her nasal cavity removed.
However, she said the procedure left her face looking “completely different” and she went into a “deep, deep depression.”
Aside from the effects the rhinoplasty had on her physical appearance and inner thoughts, it also affected her livelihood.
The Miss World 2000 pageant winner said she was fired from three different movies after getting the plastic surgery and believed her acting career was “over before it started.”
Chopra shared that she didn’t even want to leave her house at times, but her late father, who was a doctor, encouraged her to go under the knife again to get corrective surgery.
“I was terrified of that, but he was like, ‘I will be in the room with you,’” the “Quantico” alum said. “He held my hands through it and helped me build back my confidence.”
Chopra said that Bollywood film director Anil Sharma also helped her get back on track by offering her a supporting character role in a movie — even though she was supposed to play “this lead.”
“He, while the tide was against me, said, ‘It will be a small part but give it your all.’ And I did,’” the Indian-born actress added.
Chopra has opened up about her negative nose job experience in the past.
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In her memoir, “Unfinished,” the Bollywood beauty wrote about how the botched surgery left her feeling “devastated and hopeless.”
“Every time I looked in the mirror, a stranger looked back at me, and I didn’t think my sense of self or my self-esteem would ever recover from the blow,” she wrote in the book.
However, Chopra also shared how she has changed her perspective.
“Now when I look in the mirror, I am no longer surprised; I’ve made peace with this slightly different me,” she said.
“I’m just like everyone else: I look at myself in the mirror and think maybe I can lose a little weight; I think maybe I can work out a little more. But I’m also content. This is my face. This is my body. I might be flawed, but I am me.”
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