“The flavor of the book will be honest, funny, spirited, bold, and rebellious, just like me,” Chopra said in a press release regarding her upcoming memoir. “I have always been a private person, I’ve never spoken about my feelings during my journey but I am ready to do so now. I was raised to be fearless when it came to opinions, and I would like to tell my story in the hopes of inspiring people―especially women―to change the conversation, to shatter glass ceilings.”
The memoir will be released in India, Britain and the United States by Penguin Random House India. Recently, Chopra shared an Instagram post expressing her excitement about the upcoming book. She writes of how she wanted to be farther in life before penning down her story, but she learned that wasn’t necessary.
“I’ve realized you don’t have to be finished to tell your story, and that sometimes life’s greatest lessons are taught along the ride…when you’re still figuring things out…when you’re #unfinished,” Chopra writes in her Instagram post. She continues to express her joy at being able to check off another activity from her “Bucket List” ending the post with, “If I can… anyone can.”
The feeling of checking something off your “bucket list” gives you an indescribable sense of accomplishment…and that’s where I am in this moment. I’ve always wanted to write a book, but the timing never felt right. With each opportunity that presented itself, my first instinct was always to wait…because I wasn’t (and I’m still not) finished. I wanted to do more, live more, and achieve more, before putting pen to paper and exposing things I’ve always kept private to the world. But looking back on my life as a public person, I’m super proud of what I’ve done and where my life is right now. I’ve realized you don’t have to be finished to tell your story, and that sometimes life’s greatest lessons are taught along the ride…when you’re still figuring things out…when you’re #unfinished. So glad to be starting a new chapter (literally) with the amazing teams at Penguin Random House in the US, India, and around the world. If I can…anyone can @penguinusa @randomhouse @penguinindia . 📷 Credit: Sebastian Kim x Vanity Fair
Chopra’s rise to fame began at the age of 17 when she won the Ms. World crown. Not soon after Bollywood came calling and she gave acting a shot. After numerous award-winning performances and hit films under her belt, Chopra set her sights internationally.
Chopra premiered in America as a singer initially but, after a few singles she went on to pursue acting in Hollywood while simultaneously continuing her career in Bollywood. Fans and media alike showered her with love as the lead in the ABC show “Quantico,” and as the iconic villain in the remake of “Baywatch.”
Chopra’s career and energies aren’t only in entertainment. She uses her influence to empower women and take a stand for children as an activist and a UNICEF goodwill ambassador.
It wasn’t just Chopra’s extensive resume that impressed Meru Gokhale, the editor-in-chief of Penguin Random House India. Gokhale told the Times of India that she was amazed at the way audiences reacted and were inspired by Chopra the first time she saw the actress speak at the Penguin Annual Lecture in New Delhi.
The publishing house is determined to promote strong female role models, and Chopra definitely fits the bill.