The Lok Sabha Elections may have ended just a few days ago but actor Priyanka Chopra recent shared her political aspirations in an interview. While it is a well-known fact that the Quantico actor has been doing social work and advocating child rights for over 12 years now with UNICEF, she said in the interview that she really wants to make a change.
“I would love to run for prime minister of India. I would love Nick to run for president,” she told The Sunday Times adding, “I don’t like the things associated with politics … but I know that both of us really want to make a change. Never say never.”
A global icon, Chopra further added that she has tried to remain apolitical throughout her life because she likes to “cheer for humanity”. The actress also said her 26-year-old husband Jonas would make a great leader. “He’s not afraid to use the word feminist and I love that,” she said.
The two got married in November last year and have been having to enjoy their newly-wed status since. They two walked the Met Gala carpet again together for the second time after meeting at the Met for the first time in 2017. They also walked the Cannes carpet together a few weeks back as Chopra was supporting a documentary film “5B” based on the San Francisco General Hospital ward devoted to patients with HIV/AIDS, which began operating in the 1980s.
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“We’re the means to an end,” she said of her celebrity status to Elle. “I’ve always seen myself, as a public person, as a conduit to be able to do that.”
She associated with AIDS charity RED to spread awareness around HIV AIDS about the beginning of the disease and the nurses who took the first step to help those in need through the documentary. She compared the work of those nurses with Mother Teresa and said, “They wanted to care for them, and show empathy, and that is a human quality.”
The global icon Chopra further said she has tried to remain apolitical throughout her life because she likes to “cheer for humanity”. The actress could not deny the fact that her 26-year-old husband Jonas would make a great leader. “He’s not afraid to use the word feminist and I love that,” she said.
“I knew about leprosy in India, and how it caused a similar shunning,” Chopra said. “Mother Teresa arrived, and she was like, ‘I’m going to touch you, and I don’t care about what people think.’ That is those nurses. They are what gives an example to the world.”
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She spoke of how both she and her husband Jonas want to work together to create humanitarian change. “I’ve been an independent girl running around the world, and now I have a person that’s my family, and we think as a unit,” she said. “Both of us do it. And I think it was all of that that made me really introspective and to think about what I want the next 20 years of my life to be, and where I’m going to go. I’ve never been a planner, so I don’t want to plan this time either, but I will be curious to see.”
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