Priyanka Chopra had a “lingering head cold” which she assumed was just a “very bad sinus infection”. But, later it was diagnosed that the actor had a polyp in her nasal cavity and she had to undergo polypectomy to get it removed. However, the polypectomy went wrong.
Priyanka Chopra wrote in her book – “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.”
Actress Priyanka adds – “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.” Things became difficult for the actor when people started calling her ‘Plastic Chopra’.
She writes – “While it took a few years of seeing a stranger gazing back at me. Every time I looked in the mirror, I’ve gotten accustomed to this face. Now when I look in the mirror, I am no longer surprised; I’ve made peace with this slightly different me. This is my face. This is my body. I might be flawed, but I am me.”