Watch: Priyanka Chopra faces backlash for her comment on Sikkim while talking about ‘Pahuna’! – The actress said, “The region of Sikkim is troubled by insurgency…”
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Priyanka Chopra’s statement on Sikkim in one of her recent interviews has offended several netizens. The actress was talking about her latest production venture Pahuna – The Little Visitors, which is a sikkimese film and in the flow of the conversation she said that the region of Sikkim is troubled with insurgency.
We came across this video of her Interview while she was talking about Pahuna at the Toronto International Film Festival.She can be heard saying, “Sikkim is a small state from Northeast India. It is an insurgency affected place. It never had a film industry. Never before anyone has made a film from Sikkim. Our film is the first movie to be made in this region. This film is based on the story of two kids who get separated from their parents while fleeing the Maoist agitation from Nepal to Sikkim. The entire cast and many of the technicians are from Sikkim. It is a take on the refugee crisis from the eye of two kids.”
Now, this statement of PC hasn’t gone down well with the netizens on social media who started slamming her and advising her to get her facts right. Some commented writing, “Little knowledge is dangerous..” while another comment read, “Priyanka Chopra please get your facts correct, there has never been an insurgency problem in Sikkim. Sikkim is the most peaceful state in the Indian union.”
Watch the video right here: