Priyanka Chopra is certainly on a role. After having an exceptionally successful outing in Bollywood, Priyanka Chopra Jonas is today a global sensation. And as Priyanka, who is a Goodwill Ambassador of UNICEF recently got awarded with the Danny Kaye Humanitarian Award at the recently held UNICEF Snowflake Ball in New York.
And now, in her recent interview with a publication called the Daily Beast, Priyanka has revisited an incident where a Pakistani journalist had accused her of promoting war when PeeCee had tweeted “Jai Hind #IndianArmedForces,” during a rather strained phase between India and Pakistan.
When Priyanka was asked about the incident during her interview, the Desi Girl was quick to respond saying, “I feel like this is not an opportune moment to talk about it. Second of all, it was unfortunate what happened, and third of all, I never have, never was, and never will be pro-war and that is in my statements itself. My work for all of these years is a testament to that, and I don’t feel I need to keep regurgitating it.”
Philanthropy today has gone beyond just funding projects. Be disruptive, show compassion and care, be catalytic in our actions and solutions. Giving back is no longer a choice, it has to be a way of life. @UNICEF @UNICEFIndia @UNICEFUSA #UNICEFSnowflake pic.twitter.com/OquxQ18C8H
— PRIYANKA (@priyankachopra) December 5, 2019
Meanwhile, many people also asked for her to be removed as the Brand Ambassador of the UN to which the Mary Kom actress very smartly and truly replied saying, “Being an ambassador is a couple of things that I don’t think people understand. What do celebrities do? What is their real job when it comes to philanthropy? We are a means to an end. We are not an end. We are not something that can change too much, but we go to places of crisis, we take time from our lives, and we volunteer that time so we can bring attention to places of crisis and have all you guys write about it, and as soon as you guys write about it, because we have gone there, we are highlighting the voices of those children that didn’t probably get the opportunity to have their voices magnified as much as they do when I tell their story. So that is the job of an ambassador: to use your position to magnify the voices of people that might not have it. That doesn’t mean we shouldn’t have opinions, because we are human. Also, we are not in politics, so we are not political. But at the same time, it’s very important to stand for peace and to stand for integrity and to stand for humanity.”
I am in awe of the tireless efforts and unwavering commitment of the people who work for #UNICEF. Thank you for allowing me to be part of this journey. To serve as your Goodwill Ambassador is the privilege of my life. pic.twitter.com/n7yweixwJU
— PRIYANKA (@priyankachopra) December 4, 2019
Meanwhile, on the professional front, Priyanka is busy shooting for the Netflix film adaptation of Aravind Adiga’s The White Tiger where she stars alongside Rajkummar Rao. She is also working on Robert Rodriguez’s superhero film We Can Be Heroes. The actor is also developing a comedy about an Indo-American wedding with Mindy Kaling.