Exclusive! “Priyanka has done what any Indian would have done,” says Madhur Bhandarkar in support of his ‘Fashion’ star
Priyanka Chopra is currently making headlines for her role as the UNICEF ambassador. Pakistani Human Rights minister Shireen Mazari has written an open letter asking UN to remove her from her position. It has escalated so much that several have demanded the removal of Priyanka as the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Goodwill Ambassador. While Bollywood stars have remained tight-lipped about the controversy, only Kangana Ranaut has expressed her views and supported PeeCee. Now, now filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar has also come out in support of the actress.
In an exclusive chat with Etimes, Madhur said, ” I feel what Priyanka Chopra has done is basically what any Indian would have done. She is holding an Indian passport, she is a global star today and there is nothing wrong in wishing the Armed forces. I don’t know why a controversy is being created over this. I think post Article 370 being abolished, they are completely hit and that’s the reason why they don’t want PeeCee to be a global ambassador. But I feel she is a global star, she went to Sudan also to help people and kids there, so if she won’t wish our Armed forces on Republic Day or Independence Day then who will? I think, the whole controversy has emerged post the demolition of Article 370 and it should not be given any importance. She made us proud on a global platform and identifies with us.”