Priyanka Chopra‘s comments have landed her in a fresh new controversy. The actress recently produced a film which was screened at the Toronto International Film Festival in Canada, titled Pahuna: The Little Visitors. In a recent interview about the film, the actress spoke of how Pahuna is the first film to be made in Sikkim, where there never has been any film industry, and also called Sikkim an “insurgencyaffected place,” which happens to be factually wrong. And these comments weren’t welcome by the people residing in and around the state.
Priyanka said, “Sikkim is a small state in the North-east of India which never had a film industry or anyone who made a film from the region. This is the first film ever that’s come out of that region, because it’s very troubled with insurgency and troubling situations.” She added about the theme of Pahuna, “This is a film about two kids and their perspective on the refugee crisis on being moved from one place to another without understanding the reason.” And the fact that Priyanka is also the brand ambassador of Assam doesn’t help. ALSO READ: Good news! Priyanka Chopra To Sign Two Bollywood Films In March 2018?
While the film industry in Sikkim is yet in a nascent stage, there have been films made in the state, and have even received wide critical acclaim. Outraged by these comments, Sikkim natives were quick to point out that the “insurgent state” remains one of the most peaceful areas in the country.
You can watch Priyanka’s interview here:
The Quantico star has been in the news ofttimes before for her factual errors sparking trolls and even an outrage among the crowds. It will be interesting to see how she gets out of this one. Stay tuned to this space for more updates.