Priyanka Chopra acknowledges Pakistan woman accusation with a strong reply
London : Actress Priyanka Chopra is one of her recent interviews addressed the controversy that erupted after a Pakistani woman blamed her of promoting war during an event in Los Angeles in August.
Speaking to Daily Beast in an interview, Priyanka Chopra said, “I feel like this is not an opportune moment to talk about it. Second of all, it was unfortunate what happened, and third of all, I never have, never was, and never will be pro-war and that is in my statements itself. My work for all of these years is a testament to that, and I don’t feel I need to keep regurgitating it.”
A Pakistani woman had accused Priyanka Chopra of promoting war when she had praised Indian Armer Forces in a tweet during a time when India and Pakistan were engaged in the fight. “You are United Nations Goodwill ambassador for peace and you are encouraging nuclear war in Pakistan. There is no way you are in this ...As a Pakistani, millions of people, like, me, have supported you in your business,” the woman was heard saying in the video, which went viral. Priyanka’s response, in which she said to the woman,” Girl, don’t yell”, was criticised.
“I feel that influence is an extremely important power, and it has a lot of responsibility that comes with it,” she added. “It doesn’t have the responsibility that heads of states might have, because obviously we are not lawmakers or we cannot change those things, but we can influence, and I have always hoped to be able to use my influence in terms of philanthropy, and creativity in the arts, and to be able to, if I have opinions as a citizen, be able to speak about my opinions, and be able to give people perspective that they might not have seen because of my travels.”