Priyanka Chopra talks about her botched nose surgery in memoir 'Unfinished'
Actor, producer and businesswoman Priyanka Chopra wrote about having undergone a botched surgery in her memoir, Unfinished.
In her recently released memoir, 'Unfinished', producer and businesswoman Priyanka Chopra-Jonas wrote about having undergone a botched surgery in the early 2000s. In the book, she has touched upon various subjects and struggles that she faced as she made her way through Bollywood and life.
According to People, Jonas wrote that she had trouble breathing and upon consulting a doctor discovered that she had a 'polyp' in her nasal cavity.
"Not long after catapulting to global fame when she was crowned Miss World 2000, Chopra Jonas, 38, began to develop a "lingering head cold" in the summer of 2001, which at the time she believed was simply a 'very bad sinus infection'," People wrote.
"I was having trouble breathing. This is a problem someone with asthma can't ignore," the star wrote. She ended up seeing a doctor recommended by a family friend, who discovered a "polyp in my nasal cavity that would need to be surgically removed."
Assuming it to be just another routine surgery, Priyanka decided to go under the knife in 2001. However, things went extremely wrong. Priyanka wrote, "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." She added, "I felt 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."
Following this, the actor said that she was made fun of by the media and was nicknamed, 'Plastic Chopra'. This led her to decide to keep the truth behind the surgery to herself and not offer an explanation. She also added that with time, she learnt to get used to and love the unfamiliar face that stared back at her in the mirror.