Priyanka Chopra found herself in controversy when she said Sikkim is a state that is “troubled by insurgency” and now once again, she has landed in another controversy.
Priyanka is the brand ambassador of Assam Tourism, and recently a calendar featuring Priyanka was launched as a part of Assam Tourism’s ‘Awesome Assam’ campaign. But few politicians could not cope with her bold avatar, and the issue of her dress seemed so important to them that they discussed it in the state assembly.
Congress leaders said that Priyanka has worn “minimal clothes” in the calendar, and it is destroying Assam’s culture. They also demanded that Priyanka should be removed as the brand ambassador of Assam. Boko MLA Nandita Das raised the issue over the calendar in the state assembly and she was supported by Congress MLA Rupjyoti Kurmi.
“The government should preserve the respect of the Assamese society. Frock is not an Assamese attire and the calendar pictures were not sober at all. The government should have known how to preserve the prestige of the Assamese society, instead they could have used the traditional mekhela sador. This is the reason we have protested against the calendar.”
He further added:
“There are a lot of talented Assamese actors, the government should look into this and accordingly appoint one.”
Here’s the controversial pic:
However, ADTC (Assam Tourism Development Corporation) said that there is nothing wrong with the calendar. The chairman of ATDC, Jayanta Malla Baruah said:
“The calendar was made to promote Assam internationally. It has also been sent to prominent international tour operators and dignitaries. Priyanka Chopra is an international figure and her presentation in the calendar has not diminished Assam’s culture in any way.”
He also mocked Congress by asking that whether they should have used the photo of Priyanka Gandhi instead of Priyanka Chopra.
Assam Tourism advertisement featuring Priyanka:
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