Criticised For Saying Sikkim Is 'Troubled By Insurgency', Priyanka Chopra Apologises

Priyanka Chopra

"Please get the facts right about Northeast". "My team and I had a wonderful experience working in the state and with local cast and crew and are thankful to the support extended by the Government of Sikkim", wrote Priyanka Chopra.

"She is a star in her own right and Sikkim is a star in its own right. We should bury this issue without sensationalising it any further".

"She is travelling internationally is perhaps why she doesn't have much knowledge about what is happening here back in India". In fact, even after apologising for the mistake, she was not spared. "It's okay", he further added.

Priyanka's mother Madhu Chopra also apologised to the minister.

Priyanaka also talked about the theme of the film "Pahuna".

In 2013, Sikkim was announced the Indian state with the lowest crime rate.

From the moment I heard the script of Pahuna, I knew I wanted to share this story with the world. Pahuna is a film that brings a message of hope and positivity.

Asked government's reaction on Chopra's comments, he said, "Whatever she said is totally unacceptable".

"I had meant by the 'neighbouring countries".

Soon, the social media went into overdrive slamming her ignorance and pointing out that Sikkim was among the most peaceful places in the world.

From the initial years of anger and outrage that I would feel when someone otherwise "informed" would make a silly observation on the region, now it's the feeling of more of a pity on such people, as I increasingly feel that the fault lies more in the lack of virtually any information about the region in the primary, secondary and higher education curriculam. I should have been clearer with my intention. Sikkim is a peaceful, green state with peace loving people.

She has been the subject of jokes and ire from people across the state of Sikkim.

Actor Priyanka Chopra on Thursday apologised for her comment about Sikkim being a "troubled state".The actor and her production company, Purple Pebble Films, apologised to Sikkim's tourism minister, Ugen T Gyatso, the Hindustan Times reported.

Sikkim's film industry is in a blossoming state, there are films being made in the state which are critically acclaimed. The entire cast and numerous technicians are from Sikkim.

It is very well known that she had received a standing ovation at the Toronto Fim Festival held in Canada for presenting the upcoming NorthEast movie "Pahuna: The Little Visitors".

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