Priyanka Chopra: Talk More on Real Issues Than Salman’s Remark

“I would rather bring notice on real issues”, the Quantico actor said.

Updated30 Jun 2016, 02:19 AM IST
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Bollywood actor Salman Khan’s rape remark has stirred quite the controversy. Even Bollywood celebrities are divided on the matter–while Anurag Kashyap, Kangana Ranaut and Sona Mohapatra slammed the superstar, Nawazuddin Siddique and Salim Khan, on the other hand, defended his intentions.

For the first time, Priyanka Chopra expressed her opinion on the matter. Speaking to Khaleej Times, she said:

First of all, you should be asking the person who made this comment. It is very important for the media and for me as women to use our power and talk about the real problem which is happening in India every single day to so many women instead of pushing a controversy for a headline, which is unfair. 

Bringing notice to the recent rape case in Bihar where a 17-year-old girl was gangraped and had her private parts brutalized with sticks and gun, she said that people should be concerned about the ‘real issues’ more.

A lot has been said about the Salman issue. I don’t want to add to the noise. I would rather bring notice on real issues... the real problem is us talking about how to treat our women better in India and how to treat women better generally.
Priyanka Chopra told Khaleej Times

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Published: 28 Jun 2016, 09:54 PM IST

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