Priyanka Chopra's poise and grace in dealing with sensitive issues on public forums reached new heights after a Pakistani girl yelled at her and called her a hypocrite for her tweet where she hailed the Indian Army back when Balakot air strikes took place.
Priyanka was speaking at the Beautycon Los Angeles Saturday afternoon when the Pakistani woman questioned Priyanka on her role as a United Nations Goodwill ambassador and her controversial tweet where she wrote, ''Jai Hind (Long live India) #IndianArmedForces.''
“You are United Nations Goodwill ambassador for peace and you are encouraging nuclear war in Pakistan. There is no way you are in this ...As a Pakistani, millions of people, like ,me, have supported you in your business,” the woman is heard saying and her voice then weans off even as Priyanka says from the stage, “I hear you!”
Priyanka however saving her calm and composed self said that she can't help but be patriotic by nature. She, however, apologised for hurting sentiments of people who have loved her.
“I have many, many friends from Pakistan and I am from India,” Priyanka began her response, which was captured on video by Twitter user, @itsnotkadi. “War is not something I’m really fond of but I am patriotic, so I’m sorry if I hurt sentiments to people who do love me and have loved me.” said the actress.
Making her point about not shunning duty towards country for global commitments, she 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.”
An online petition to remove Priyanka Chopra as the UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador started after her tweet congratulating the Indian Air Force for last week's air strike across the Line of Control that destroyed a terror camp in Pakistan. The petition on the online platform Avaaz asks for the actor's removal from the post as she did not stay "neutral".
Jai Hind #IndianArmedForces ðŸ‡®ðŸ‡³ ðŸ™ÂÂðŸÂÂ½— PRIYANKA (@priyankachopra) February 26, 2019
At the event, Priyanka spoke on a variety of things. The actress discussed about topics ranging from sisterhood to not seeking validation from others to not being a risk taker, reported E!News. The 'Barfi' actress also spoke about how women all over are pitted against each other. She said, "I've had so many times where I'm doing interviews and people always ask me, 'You're doing a movie with a female actor. Did you guys get along? Were there cat fights?' But when it comes to boys, they say, 'Oh, my gosh. That's a bromance, and everyone works so well.'"
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LET’S ðŸ‘ÂÂ GET ðŸ‘ÂÂ IT. @priyankachopra took the stage today like a true Queen, touching on topics like feminism, diversity, investing in your future, and trusting your own journey. Drop a comment if you caught the panel, or watched her talk today with @moj on IG LIVE ðŸ”¥ Who’s ready for Day Two? #BeautyconLA
She added that women need to be empowered by each other.
For the evnt Priyanka sported a white pantsuit witha see through mesh black top. She glamed up her look with a sleek ponytail and a dramtic eyes.