Priyanka Chopra already went on record earlier to call out those who protested against the release of Bajirao Mastani. And now, she’s released a longer statement on her Twitter, saying that she “can’t be a silent witness” to this anymore, and asking how no one speaks up for what is right. It’s a rather strongly-worded letter, and you can tell that Priyanka has a lot of feelings about this. And rightly so. Read it below:
I can’t help staying silent on this anymore.. It’s too sad to see how films and actors become political pawns! Bans based on baseless propaganda.. Holding films ransom just before they release so that publicity can be garnered for certain agendas by forcing a producer to their knees.. How does no one speak up for what is right? How is this fair? People think films r just fun and games to make?! They r made with blood sweat and tears for entertainment!! Pls stand by the filmmakers who put in their life’s money and hard work to make people laugh and smile. Don’t let them be blackmailed and threatened by holding their films ransom just before release. Speak up before if there is an issue!! Everyone has a right to an opinion. The timing right before release just seems very suspect!! I know I may get into trouble for saying all this but I can’t be a silent witness to character defamation based on opinions anymore.. That is not what, the India I grew up, taught me.
What are your thoughts?