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Priyanka Chopra’s memoir Unfinished launch: ‘Give this first-time-author a chance’

Priyanka Chopra shared that penning Unfinished required unpacking a lot of her past, including things she thought she had made peace with.

By: Entertainment Desk | New Delhi |
Updated: February 10, 2021 2:33:07 pm
priyanka chopra bookPriyanka Chopra Jonas' memoir Unfinished released on Tuesday. (Photos: Priyanka Chopra/Instagram)

Priyanka Chopra Jonas’ memoir Unfinished is finally out, and the actor is experiencing a “slew of emotions”. In a new video, Priyanka said she is “emotional and excited” as her book released on Tuesday.

“There have been so many of you who have supported me through my entire career and there have been those who have not. But this is not for you. This is for just people who are curious about me. I am hoping with this book you get to know me a little bit as a person, a little bit more than the headlines you read about me,” The White Tiger actor shared. She also read out the preface of her book in the video.

While unveiling the cover of her book last year, Priyanka had described her process of writing in a series of posts. She shared that penning Unfinished required unpacking a lot of her past, including things she thought she had made peace with.

“The funny thing about writing a memoir is that it forces you to look at things differently, reconciling so many things you thought you had put to bed. In doing so I’ve realized that being “unfinished” has deeper meaning for me, and has in fact been one of the most common threads of my life…,” the Sky Is Pink star wrote.

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14:33 (IST)10 Feb 2021
Priyaka Chopra talks about her tattoo

Priyanka Chopra appeared on Jimmy Fallon's Tonight Show to promote her memoir.

13:07 (IST)10 Feb 2021
In her memoir Unfinished, Priyanka Chopra has spoken up about her botched nose surgery, which was a major blow to her self-esteem

“While shaving off the polyp, the doctor also accidentally shaved the bridge of my nose and the bridge collapsed. When it was time to remove the bandages and the condition of my nose was revealed, Mom and I were horrified. My original nose was gone. My face looked completely different. I wasn’t me anymore,” the global star wrote in her book.

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12:57 (IST)10 Feb 2021
Priyanka remembers her late father as she reveals the meaning behind her tattoo

Priyanka Chopra Jonas said, “I was very close to my father. He was my greatest champion, my biggest cheerleader, the loudest guy in the room.”

12:02 (IST)10 Feb 2021
Priyanka Chopra: I feel grateful to keep creating content when people really need it

While promoting her book Unfinished on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Priyanka Chopra Jonas opened up abut how she managed to write the book during quarantine and how she is grateful to be making content in times when people really need it.

She said, “I was home for six months, that's when the book happened. I wrote the book during quarantine. There are so many people watching movies and watching content and our industry is back at work, I started working in October, finished shooting two movies and now I am starting a new TV show. I am grateful to be back at work honestly, it was such a dreary time for eveyone to be stuck at home. I feel grateful to keep creating content when people really need it.” 

10:48 (IST)10 Feb 2021
Sonali Bendre talks about Priyanka's confidence

Sharing a video clip, Priyanka wrote, "Loved our conversation @iamsonalibendre! Sonali is talking about my "confidence" during the Miss India Pageant here. Smiling face with open mouth and cold sweat Did not see myself that way ! #Unfinished"

10:26 (IST)10 Feb 2021
Joe Jonas congratulates Priyanka

Sharing a photo of the book Unfinished, Joe Jonas wrote on his Instagram story, "Congrats on the new Memoir @Priynakachopra"

10:09 (IST)10 Feb 2021
Give this first-time-author a chance, says Priyanka
 
 
 
 
 
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Sharing a video message, Priyanka Chopra wrote, "Thank you to everyone who’s giving my first book a chance. I hope you all enjoy my #Unfinished story.

09:50 (IST)10 Feb 2021
Priyanka's father-in-law 'can’t wait to read Unfinished'
 
 
 
 
 
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Kevin Jonas shared a photo of Priyanka Chopra's book and wrote, "Can’t wait to read #unfinished written by our amazing #daughterinlaw @priyankachopra We love you. #proud."

19:58 (IST)09 Feb 2021
PCJ shares a sneak peek
 
 
 
 
 
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Priyanka Chopra shares a sneak peek from Unfinished on Instagram.

19:41 (IST)09 Feb 2021
Priyanka shares Cannes red carpet stories

Priyanka shared this BTS story from Cannes 2019 on Instagram and wrote, "I may look chill on the outside here, but little did everyone know I had just been freaking out on the inside. 😂 The delicate zipper to this vintage @roberto_cavalli dress broke as they were zipping it up minutes before I had to leave for the red carpet at Cannes last year. The solution? My amazing team had to sew me into the dress on the way in the 5 minute car ride!"

19:22 (IST)09 Feb 2021
Priyanka Chopra on the audiobook of Unfinished

Priyanka has recorded many chapters of her memoir Unfinished in her own voice.

19:02 (IST)09 Feb 2021
Nick Jonas is loving Priyanka Chopra's book

Nick Jonas shared on Twitter, "My beautiful wife @priyankachopra just added PUBLISHED AUTHOR to her already long list of achievements! Unfinished is out now! Congratulations Pri! You are all going to love this book."

18:28 (IST)09 Feb 2021
'Feel the book is going to be dazzling'

Veteran film journalist Bhawana Somaaya shared on Twitter, "Caught @priyankachopra talking about her book #Unfinished somewhere on the social media. She looked gorgeous and spoke fabulously. I feel the book is going to be dazzling."

18:14 (IST)09 Feb 2021
Priyanka had the title of her book way before she started writing it

Priyanka Chopra got the title of her book Unfinished during Vogue's 73 questions interview. In a recent Instagram post, Chopra revealed, "So this was the exact moment when the title of my book first became real.. way before I thought of writing the book!!" Upon being asked, if her life was a book, what would the title be, Chopra said, "Unfinished."

17:55 (IST)09 Feb 2021
When Priyanka Chopra hid her boyfriend in the closet

Global star Priyanka Chopra has opened up about a fun incident in her memoir Unfinished. When she was in her ninth grade, Priyanka shifted to Indianapolis, Indiana to live with her aunt. The actor attended North Central High School and found her first boyfriend Bob (name changed) there.

Priyanka felt that she had fallen for him "in a big way" and even shared some details about their cute romance. From waiting for each other after class to holding hands in the hallway, life seemed beautiful for the young couple, until her aunt found out about it.

Narrating a fun incident about how one day, Priyanka and Bob were sitting on the couch watching television. As she saw her aunt coming towards their room, she shoved him into the closet.

"Stay there until I can send her to the grocery store. Kiran masi entered the house and started looking into each room carefully. I was sitting on my bed, with my biology book, pretending I was studying. She came to my doorway and said "Open it" and I asked her "open what." "Open your closet," said my aunt. I was shaken as I have never seen my aunt this angry. I opened the closet door, it was a big mess: a boy came out," wrote Priyanka.

The actor added that her aunt was furious and even called her mother to complain about her.

17:32 (IST)09 Feb 2021
Fans take on Priyanka Chopra's Unfinished

A social media user The Pickle Guy tweeted about Unfinished. They wrote, "I just want to take a moment and wanna congratulate @priyankachopra on everything she has achieved and continues to conquer the world. I can't tell you how proud I am. All the best for everything. My copy of #unfinished is arriving soon. Can't wait to read it. @TeamPriyanka ❤"

17:12 (IST)09 Feb 2021
When Priyanka Chopra was asked to fix her

According to The Independent, Priyanka Chopra, in her memoir, has revealed about a shocking incident that happened soon after she won Miss World in 2000.

The actor had met a filmmaker to discuss the prospect of a film. And after “assessing" her, the filmmaker told her that she needed to go under the knife. “After a few minutes of small talk, the director/producer told me to stand up and twirl for him. I did. He stared at me long and hard, assessing me, and then suggested that I get a boob job, fix my jaw, and add a little more cushioning to my butt. If I wanted to be an actress, he said I’d need to have my proportions ‘fixed’, and he knew a great doctor in LA he could send me to. My then-manager voiced his agreement with the assessment,” she wrote in her book.

16:43 (IST)09 Feb 2021
Unfinished touches upon

Priyanka Chopra's memoir Unfinished is not only about her achievements. In a conversation with Fortune India she revealed that the book also touches upon “my failures, my sadness and the times in my life where I have struggled".

16:13 (IST)09 Feb 2021
Priyanka and Nick's unseen photos in Unfinished

Priyanka Chopra's book features some unseen photos of the global star with husband Nick Jonas.

15:42 (IST)09 Feb 2021
Here's a picture of Priyanka Chopra's memoir at book store

Team Priyanka Chopra shared a photo on Twitter giving a glimpse of Priyanka Chopra's memoir showcased at a bookstore.

While promoting her memoir Unfinished, Priyanka Chopra Jonas hoped that her life would inspire her readers to unapologetically own their choices.

“While you’ll definitely learn about how I became me during the “in between” of what you haven’t seen, I also hope you’ll walk away with the confidence of knowing that IT’S OK to pick up, walk away, leave things unfinished, and move on to what’s next if that’s what your journey requires to get to the next destination. We all have a different story to tell, this is my story, and I am #Unfinished," Priyanka had written in one of her social media posts.

On the film front, Priyanka Chopra recently appeared in Netflix films, We Can Be Heroes and The White Tiger.