- Bollywood Actress Priyanka Chopra came under fire for scoffing at a Pakistani-American woman’s challenging question at the BeautyCon summit in Los Angeles.
- Pakistani actors have raised their voices against narrow-mindedness shown by Priyanka Chopra.
- They said those celebrities who act as charity spokespeople should always focus on humanitarianism.
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Priyanka Chopra was accused of encouraging nuclear war over comments she made amid worsening tensions between India and Pakistan.
Priyanka was called out at the BeautyCon summit in Los Angeles for her hypocrisy on the issue. When she was asked to explain her tweet in which she had supported war with Pakistan by a woman in the audience, her reply to the question was rather insulting and humiliating.
“I hear you but, I am patriotic,” Priyanka replied to her.
Here is How Mehwish Hayat Slammed Priyanka:
Mehwish Hayat in an opinion piece for CNN spoke about how those who have the power to influence millions can play an active role in achieving peace.
As a reaction to Priyanka’s reply, Mehwish wrote:
“Those celebrities who act as charity spokespeople should always focus on humanitarianism. Being a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, Priyanka shouldn’t be using her voice to legitimize a regime opposed to the values she claims to represent.”
Mehwish exposed the jingoism in Bollywood and its active role in fueling hate among the masses, she added:
“It is important in Hollywood but just as much in Bollywood, where the industry has often been used to fuel hate and Islamophobia.”
She further stated that Prime Minister of India has arguably co-opted the country’s film industry. It is impossible for Pakistani actors to find work in India.
Actress @MehwishHayat says the way Pakistani people are portrayed in Hollywood and Bollywood has “fuelled the rise of Islamophobia”.
She’s asking for a “fair” portrayal of her countrymen in films. #Sunrise
— Sky News (@SkyNews) August 16, 2019
She opined that Pakistan is a Muslim majority nation and in India, Islamophobia is a top-down industry. On the top there are hyper-nationalist films, songs and the slogans teaching the masses to hate.
Mehwish stressed out upon the importance of being a celebrity. She advised her fellow fraternity members to work to unite people and not divide them.
Mehwish further pointed out that there is a grave situation in Indian Occupied Kashmir. She warned celebrities of playing politics on such issues. She asked everyone with power to change people’s mind to focus on human suffering in such difficult times.
“This is something I would love to work with my Indian colleagues on, including Priyanka Chopra,” she said.
Actor Shaan Also Lashed Out at Priyanka Chopra:
#15thaugustblackday for pk artists who always advocated that actors don’t have boundaries ,this indian /wanna be Hollywood #bgrade actress proved it that they were wrong. She insulted a Pakistani women & supported bloodshed in Kashmir #blackonyourface pic.twitter.com/Jv2eoyARtc
— Shaan Shahid (@mshaanshahid) August 15, 2019
Hania Amir Sarcastically Responded to Priyanka Chopra:
Hania Amir took to Instagram and shared her ravishing picture of radiating in green asking, “Are you done venting?”
She used Priyanka’s own words and also added a reply to one of the comments on the post: ‘but I’m patriotic’. Her comment has also been turned into the latest meme on the internet to poke fun at the Bollywood star.
The video of the Pakistani girl yelling at Priyanka Chopra went viral. The Pakistani girl had asked Priyanka about her role as UN Goodwill Ambassador over her controversial tweet congratulating the Indian Air Force for their attack in Pakistan earlier this year.
This is what the Girl said:
“Being a United Nations Goodwill ambassador for peace, you are still encouraging nuclear war in Pakistan. As a Pakistani, millions of people have supported you in your business.”
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