Priyanka Chopra Apologises For Calling Sikkim ‘Insurgency-Hit’
Priyanka Chopra has apologised after she was called out on social media for calling Sikkim as a state "troubled with insurgency" in an interview to ET Canada, at the ongoing Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF).
Priyanka drew flak on social media for her incorrect statement. Sikkim Tourism minister Ugen Gyatso also condemned it and asked for an apology. Priyanka and her mother, Madhu Chopra have since apologised to the Tourism Minister.
"I condemn Priyanka's statement. Being an international figure, it's a very disappointing comment on her behalf. It has definetly made us feel bad and sad but she has apologised us through a mail, likewise her mother Madhu Chopra also apologised over phone today in presence of Sikkim media persons," said Sikkim Tourism minister Ugen Gyatso.
Mr Gyatso added that he's also received an apology from Paakhi A Tyrewala, the director of Pahuna: "Even Director Paakhi had apologised earlier. As everyone knows that Sikkim is a very peaceful State with peace loving citizens so we accept their apology and we assure to provide security and help from our behalf to everyone who wants to shoot their films in Sikkim in future."
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