Priyanka Chopra Receives A Lot Of Backlash For Calling Sikkim 'An Insurgency Hit Area' While Promoting Her Film

Divya Rao , 15 Sep 2017

Priyanka Chopra has been ruling the roost both in Hollywood and Bollywood, and is one of the few actors to have made a mark for herself in both film industries. Her last film Ventilator won her three national awards, and PC has now gotten busy promoting her next production venture – a Sikkimese film – Pahuna: The Little Visitors. In an interview with ET Canada at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) Priyanka revealed that the film is “about two kids and their perspective on the refugee crisis on being moved from one place to another without understanding the reason.”

PC, who is the brand ambassador of Assam, also made some comments about Sikkim, where she called it an ‘insurgency hit area’.

This is a Sikkimese film. Sikkim is a small state in the North East of India which never had a film industry or anyone who made films from there. And this is the first film ever that’s come out of that region because it’s very troubled with insurgency and troubling situations. I’m very excited.

You can watch the whole interview here.

This didn’t go down too well with the people of Assam or the people of India, who know that Assam is a peace loving state and that this isn’t the first film to have come out of the area. People on Twitter slammed the actress for her comments.

Uh oh.

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