Priyanka Chopra has been in news for all the wrong reasons these days. First, she was vehemently slammed for a particular scene in Quantico that presented Indian Hindus as terrorists, and now the actress is being criticised for "insulting" Indian movies at an international platform.
In an old video, from Emmy Awards 2016, Priyanka was asked by a reporter to show some Indian movie dance moves. PeeCee then said Indian movies are all about "hips and boobs".
"With Indian movies, everything is about the hips and the boobs," she had said, following which she showed some causal dance moves. Although she had made this statement two years back, it is now being shared and lambasted on social media again.
Priyanka is being mercilessly ridiculed for her then comment on social media as people felt the comment portrayed India in a cheap manner. Also the fact that she gained fame from Bollywood, and then made such an "insulting" comment on Indian movies on an international platform irked several.
Many expressed their anger on PeeCee, mentioning about the rich and diverse dance forms that exist in India.
Unexpected from Priyanka Chopra tbh describing our movies in that way is so so wrong ffs Indian movies are known for family drama & music & dance.. since when it is about boobs hips @priyankachopra which planet you live in? Cool banne ki ghatya koshish saali chutyaah. https://t.co/fRFiykPuPu— Zahra ♛ (@BreadAurJam) June 9, 2018
Dear @priyankachopra India is not about hips and boobs, passing cheap, sweeping generalisations about India reinforcing stereotypes that the west so desperately wants established.— Justice League (@realavinash37) June 9, 2018
Do us a favour, Don't come back to your third world home, stay there, be their pet.#shameOnPriyanka
Awesome! What else to expect from a wannabe firangan. So movie like Barfi where u were praised for your performance is also about that, right @priyankachopra ?— ?? Shweta Singh (@swetassingh1) June 9, 2018
Want to see how far ur arrogance with that irritating fake accent & plastic beauty will take u.Continue selling ur soul. https://t.co/9CWRMNZFRk
Meanwhile, the controversy surrounding the latest episode on Quantico has not faded away. The row started after the show showed a scene where some Indians carrying "Rudraksha" tried to pull off a terror act in Manhattan with the intention to frame Pakistan.
Dear @priyankachopra— Kamal Kashyap (@imkamalkashyap) June 8, 2018
Congratulations for more view on #Quantico
And thanks to showing indian as terrorist ?
And last thanks for the reason to boycott your all movies and all products as your a brand ambassador#boycottpriyanak@sambitswaraj@narendramodi @ANI @ndtv @RSSorg pic.twitter.com/JfeV5NOOMj
Soon Quantico fans in India started expressing their anger on social media, and particularly at Priyanka for being a part of such a scene, where Indians are shown as terrorists. Many even threatened to boycott the show. However, some supported the diva on the grounds that Quantico is a fictional show.
Nonetheless, makers of the show were quick to assess the situation and issued an apology for hurting the sentiments of Indian Hindus. But, no apology or clarification has come from Priyanka yet.
"The episode has stirred a lot of emotion, much of which is unfairly aimed at Priyanka Chopra, who didn't create the show, nor does she write or direct it: ABC Network's apology for Hindu terror plot in Quantico," ABC Networks stated in the statement.
In the midst of this outrage, the old video of Priyanka mocking Indian movies and dance going viral on social media will certainly make things worse for her. Watch the video here.