Priyanka Chopra Apologises After Being Attacked For Calling Sikkim Insurgency-Hit State | Wireler
Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra, who has produced a Sikkimese movie “Pahuna”, has ruffled feathers within the hilly state by calling it an insurgency-troubled land. Netizens have slammed her for ignorance and for being “politically illiterate”.
The National Award profitable actress spoke about Sikkim in an interview to ET Canada on the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) whereas discussing her manufacturing “Pahuna The Little Visitors“, which premiered on the gala.
“This is a Sikkimese movie. Sikkim is a small state within the Northeast of India which by no means had a movie business 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,” Priyanka mentioned within the interview.
The comment was instantly slammed.
“Sikkim is one of the most peaceful states, dear Priyanka. We don’t have any insurgency here. Please comment responsibly,” tweeted one Santosh Subban from Gangtok, the capital of Sikkim.
One Tawqeer Hussain tweeted “In fact it is foolish to create controversy on Priyanka Chopra’s statement over Sikkim as celebs like her are ‘politically illiterate’. Earlier, we have witnessed that many celebs don’t know the name of the President of India, so don’t expect them to be politically correct.”
Biswatosh Sinha, a scriptwriter from Assam, wrote “Dear Priyanka Chopra, Sikkim is a peaceful place and #Pahuna is not the first film from the region. Plz get the facts right about Northeast.”
Incidentally, Priyanka is the tourism ambassador of Assam, one of many sister states in Northeast India.
“Pahuna…”, directed by first timer Paakhi A. Tyrewala, was launched as an affiliation between Priyanka and her mom Madhu Chopra’s banner Purple Pebble Pictures and Ministry of Tourism Sikkim.
“This is a film about two kids and the refugee crisis they face…,” Priyanka described the film.