Quantico star Priyanka Chopra says as a “patriot”, she would go along with whatever the government decides on the issue of the Pakistani stars working in India.
But why only actors are singled out in these discussions, she asked.
Priyanka, whose late father Ashok Chopra was an army officer, said: “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?”
Priyanka, currently seen in the lead role in the popular American TV series Quantico, 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 of — at least there hasn’t been an actor who has done something which has harmed someone’s life out of malice or anything.”
She thinks that “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”.
“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,” Priyanka said.
“There are so many different people with so many different opinions and belonging to so many different religions. They have had different sort of upbringing. It’s (India is) a difficult country to govern, yet we have managed so well,” she added.
Priyanka stated that we should be more concerned about the safety of Indian soldiers and their families. – CINEWS