Priyanka Chopra is having a hard time at home ground facing criticism from the audience for doing an episode of the TV series Quantico. This thriller drama features PeeCee in the lead role as an FBI agent. Though she is trolled before due to her role, this time people are enraged. This particular episode of the series showed ‘Hindu terrorists’ from India trying to frame Pakistan by dropping a nuclear bomb in an American city. Now, Pooja Bhatt got entangled in the fiasco too.
Since few days, the netizens are coming with all sorts of negative tweets to show their anger. Though few fans have tried to take a stand for Priyanka Chopra, none of her colleagues in Bollywood came to her support. Recently, Pooja Bhatt tweeted supporting the actress putting forth a valid point.
In her tweet, Pooja raised the question that when we rejoice at Priyanka’s success and claim her achievement as our own, then it’s hypocritical that we criticize her for someone else’s work. We think she has a very good point and it’s about time people stop targeting Priyanka Chopra with negative comments. Here’s the tweet:
When Priyanka Chopra makes a mark for herself Internationally we claim her achievements as our own & then threaten to ban her films & make her apologise for a work of fiction that has been created by someone else. Can we please attempt to be larger than that?
— Pooja Bhatt (@PoojaB1972) June 11, 2018
As expected, the trolls of Twitter started commenting on this post opposing her. Here are some of the tweets:
When it comes to nation believe me puja bhatt not priyanka neither Alia nor mukesh makes any sense….
In RAAZI your sister gave a dialogue that nothing comes before nation, I quote ‘Waatan k aga kuch nahi’
— Amitava Dhar Choudhury (@AmitavaDharCho1) June 11, 2018
What’s wrong is wrong. Otherwise, PC had not apologized for her deeds b4 the nation. But for this act ‘sorry’ means nothing.
— Monika Sinha (@Monika_10294) June 11, 2018
Of course we respect her for her achievements. But in the name of fiction, don’t go and act in a film or television series which shows Kashmir being separated from India. This is just an example. Can we draw the line somewhere when we go searching for Moolah’s ?
— WINGS OF FIRE (@shenoy70) June 11, 2018
No the “aam janta” never claimed her so called achievement to be their own. #PriyankaChopra is a self proclaimed ambassador of India. If it wasn’t for money then why she dint said NO after reading script for the episode? Instead of apologising now?
— Sajal Jain (@sajaljain17) June 11, 2018
Hindu extremist attacking USA? Might as well show a muslim killing Gandhi in the name of FOE… Will anyone accpt it… Their is a limit to slavery and that too for an actor…
— Subhasish 🇮🇳 (@rajsubhasish) June 12, 2018
Here I beg to differ a little.. I am sure she had gone through her script before shooting and she didn’t say a word!!! all hue and cry only after completing the project? Think rationally.
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— Mallika Chatterjee (@mallika4all) June 11, 2018
True. Looks more like a damage control now rather than an apology.
— Sajal Jain (@sajaljain17) June 11, 2018
I agree with you here. Even if it is a work of fiction, I think she should not accept work that is embarassing. I have always been of the opinion that actors and celebrities have a moral responsibility and should take up roles and issues carefully.
— Parinitha (@Parinitha_Uchil) June 11, 2018
Thankfully, there were few who supported Ms. Bhatt, as well as, Priyanka Chopra. They showed their backing with these tweets:
you are right Pooja, it’s shows real face of our dual faced society.
— Harsh Kumar حرش کمار (@harshktweets) June 11, 2018
Lady you have got guts. The idiotic goons will definitely be coming for you too. Stay strong!
— Twinkle Sugarplum (@AbsumMuggle) June 11, 2018
Thank you @PoojaB1972 for the sensible tweet.
I am a Diehard fan of @priyankachopra from 🇵🇰.
I Love her as she is a fiercely patriotic Indian and brought fame to her country.
It pains me to see she is insulted so badly for such a Trivial stuff.#PCmaniac #IamwithPriyanka
— Naveed Salman (@NaveedSalman) June 11, 2018
A fictional plot isnt embarrassing. Everyone here in the west knows it’s fiction. What’s embarrassing is the real life threats, abuse and boycotts Indian nationalists and Hindu extremists do against artists which makes people around the world think India’s still in the stone ages
— Congrats Dr. Priyanka Chopra (@Nitu_23) June 11, 2018
Thank you so much for standing up for what’s right. ❤#WeStandByPriyanka
— ZERO fooks to give. (@PCsDRAG0N) June 11, 2018
What do you think about the entire fiasco? Is Pooja Bhatt right?