The actress revealed that she fell into a trap of starring in low-budget films and was not accepted into the mainstream.
"I did B-list films because I couldn't find A-list ones. And then when I approached A-list directors with the experience I had gained, I was told that it was too late because I had done B-list films," Chopra told the BBC.
Since becoming the first Indian to pose nude for Playboy, Chopra said that she has attained more global recognition and is reportedly looking for US film projects.
She previously posted images from the Los Angeles shoot on Twitter, wearing only a pair of flip-flops.
Explaining her motivation for taking part in the shoot, Chopra revealed: "Power derives from money. I always wanted to make a lot of money on my own, to have power from that."
The Dil Bole Hadippa star's Playboy cover will be unveiled in November.