“I Never Meant To Imply That Sikkim Has An Insurgency” Priyanka | Wireler
Actress Priyanka Chopra on Friday clarified that calling Sikkim insurgency-prone was in context of her movie “Pahuna…” however she is apologetic about hurting the emotions of the individuals of the hill state, and hopes they forgive her.
“It saddens me that a comment I made during a recent interview at TIFF has caused this much pain when that was never the intention at all,” the Bollywood star mentioned in a press release.
“I never meant to imply that Sikkim has an insurgency. My statement was in the context of the film that deals with people who seek refuge after they suffer from conflict.”
Calling Sikkim “a peaceful, green state with peace loving people”, Priyanka mentioned “I know my statements have hurt the sentiments and pride of the people of Sikkim and for that I truly apologise.”
On Thursday, the National Award successful actress got here below assault for a press release she made in Toronto when she was discussing “Pahuna The Little Visitors“, her Sikkimese manufacturing which premiered on the Toronto International Film Festival.
She had instructed ET Canada “This is a Sikkimese movie. Sikkim is a small state within the northeast of India which by no means had a movie trade or anybody who made movies from there. And that is the primary movie ever that’s come out of that area as a result of it’s very troubled with insurgency and troubling conditions.”
The comment was extensively slammed, with some Twitter customers calling her “politically illiterate”. Priyanka despatched a written apology to the authorities in Sikkim, however they needed one other apology in additional “clear cut terms”.
Priyanka mentioned “I’ve all the time taken pleasure as being somebody who’s knowledgeable concerning the world however this time, among the statements made have been incorrect and whereas I ought to have been higher knowledgeable about sure info, I take full duty for what I mentioned.
“I perceive now that our movie was not the primary Sikkimese movie to be made, however our goal has all the time been to offer native expertise, each actors and technicians, a world platform to shine. My workforce and I’ve had a beautiful expertise working within the state and with the native forged and crew and are grateful to the assist prolonged by the federal government of Sikkim.”
A widely known face, Priyanka mentioned she understands the “impact of the statements made and hope that the people and government of Sikkim find it in their hearts to forgive me”.
Directed by first-timer Paakhi A. Tyrewala, “Pahuna…” is about three Nepalese kids who get separated from their mother and father, escape the Maoists in Nepal and flee to Sikkim.
It was launched as an affiliation between Priyanka and her mom Madhu Chopra’s banner Purple Pebble Pictures and Sikkim’s Ministry of Tourism.