Priyanka Chopra, tourism ambassador for Assam, criticised for lack of interest in floods ravaging state

Priyanka Chopra was appointed as the brand ambassador of Assam tourism last year. However, she has remained silent on the Assam floods so far.

FP Staff July 14, 2017 10:40:05 IST
Priyanka Chopra, tourism ambassador for Assam, criticised for lack of interest in floods ravaging state

Last year, Priyanka Chopra was appointed as the Brand Ambassador for Assam tourism. Now, when the state has been struck with floods, her silence has perturbed many, including actor Mahika Sharma who has appeared in television shows and Hindi and Assamese cinema.

Priyanka Chopra tourism ambassador for Assam criticised for lack of interest in floods ravaging state

Priyanka Chopra. Getty Images

ABP Live reports that Sharma expressed her disappointment in Chopra and criticised her for not even pushing out a word concerning the people of Assam.

The same report quotes her as saying, "I’m very upset with her (Chopra). Because she owns some power to help the poor who are victims of Assam floods. She didn’t even show any emotions for the state even on the social networking site. This is what not only me but anyone from Assam would be upset. I don’t wish she takes my word personally but understand me and Assam people’s emotions and excitement from her being associated with the state."

While Chopra has been busy shooting for her second Hollywood film, Silas Howard's A Kid Like Jake, in the USA, she has returned to India to celebrate her birthday with friends and family. Chopra has been vocal about multiple issues in the recent past, including the lack of diversity in Oscars and women empowerment in Africa. Her fans hope that she will voice her concern for Assam soon.

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