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

She had made the remark in an interview to ET Canada.

14/09/2017 4:03 PM IST | Updated 14/09/2017 4:11 PM IST
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Actor Priyanka Chopra, who produced a Sikkimese film Pahuna that premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival, has now apologised for her comments on the north-eastern state calling it "troubled with insurgency".

While Chopra faced severe backlash for her comments, NDTV reports that she has apologised after she was called out for her comments.

The report quoted the tourism minister of Sikkim, Ugen Gyatso, as saying that he had received a written apology from Chopra's production company Purple Pebble Pictures and a phone call from Chopra's mother.

IANS quoted her as saying, "This is a Sikkimese film. Sikkim is a small state in the Northeast of India which never had a film industry or anyone who made films from there. And this is the first film ever that's come out of that region because it's very troubled with insurgency and troubling situations," Priyanka said in the interview."

Here's her interview with ET Canada:

Her remarks were severely slammed on Twitter.

Coincidentally Chopra is the brand ambassador of Assam, one of the seven sister states of north eastern India.

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