Tensions are rising between India and Pakistan after the Uri attack and the easy target for politicians and other groups to vent their frustration are the Pakistani filmstars, singers and models. Any Indian actor who voices an opinion favouring the Pakistani actors is asked to 'leave India and stay in Pakistan instead'. Amidst the turmoil, Priyanka Chopra has also voiced her opinion on the issue and was quoted as saying,
"I have read about it. It's tricky because first of all artistes and actors are always held responsible for every bigger political agenda that happens in the country. Why not business(men), politicians, doctors and why not anyone else except for public people, who are not actors in the movie industry?" She further continued, "If someone needs to be hung, the one person that's picked up is an artiste or a public person from the movie business. That to me, is not fair."
Priyanka Chopra feels that whenever tensions arise between India and Pakistan, only film stars are targeted unnecessarily.
Priyanka Chopra revealed that she stands firm with the Indian government and will always support India no matter what.
"If someone needs to be hung, the one person that's picked up is an artiste or a public person from the movie business. That to me, is not fair."
Saying No To Violence!
"We are from the land of (Mahatma) Gandhi. We are all about non-violence."
In The US
Priyanka Chopra is currently in the United States shooting for her television series Quantico.
Priyanka Chopra also confirmed that she stands with India no matter what the situation is and will show her support to the Indian government under all circumstances. She said, "I am extremely patriotic. So, whatever my government decides is important to keep the country safe. I go with that, but at the same time, I don't believe that artistes are a representation... at least there hasn't been an actor who has done something which has harmed someone's life out of malice or anything."
PeeCee further continued, "I am appalled by what happened in Uri and we need to stand up and protect our country. We have been an extremely peaceful nation for so many centuries. We have never been those who go out and fight. We are from the land of (Mahatma) Gandhi. We are all about non-violence."