Pak Actress Urges Removal Of Priyanka Chopra As Goodwill Ambassador
Priyanka Chopra was recently dragged into a controversy during a festival in Los Angeles when a Pakistani woman called her out from the audience and expressed her anger at her for her pro-India tweets during the Balakot airstrikes between India and Pakistan in March earlier this year.
Now, a Pakistani actress Armeena Khan and her fiancé have penned an open letter to UNICEF for Priyanka’s removal as the Goodwill Ambassador. The Pak actress, too, accused Priyanka of supporting the war through her tweets.
Priyanka, the daughter of an army officer (her father was a doctor with the armed forces), had tweeted ‘Jai Hind’ in praise of the Indian defence forces who led the airstrike in Balakot region during an exchange of fire between India and Pakistan.
Netizens started accusing the actress of trying to grab the limelight by accusing an international star like Priyanka.
Earlier last week, the Pakistani woman reportedly called Priyanka a ‘hypocrite’ for tweeting in favour of the Indian Army earlier this year, and that she is spreading hatred against Pakistan. The Quantico actress was answering the audience’s questions at the Beautycon Festival Los Angeles 2019 where the woman accused her saying she is a United Nation’s Goodwill ambassador and “encouraging nuclear war in Pakistan.”
Earlier last week, the Pakistani woman reportedly called Priyanka a ‘hypocrite’ for tweeting in favour of the Indian Army earlier this year, and that she is spreading hatred against Pakistan.
The 37-year-old actress responded to the woman and said, “I hear you… I have many many friends from Pakistan, and I am from India. War is not something I’m really fond of, but I am patriotic. So I’m sorry if I hurt the sentiments of people who do love me and have loved me.”
She calmly continued, “But I think that all of us have a sort of middle ground that we all have to walk. Just like you probably do as well. The way that you came at me right now… girl, don’t yell. We’re all here for love.”
The airstrike in Balakot in February this year, Priyanka had lauded the Indian armed forces on Twitter, writing, “Jai Hind. Indian Armed Forces.”
Later she identified herself as Ayesha Malik, and had tweeted further on the incident.
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