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Priyanka Chopra, brand ambassador of Assam Tourism, accused of being indifferent to floods

Actor Priyanka Chopra, who is also the brand ambassador of Assam Tourism, has come under file for her silence on the floods in the state. Leading the charge against Priyanka is TV actor Mahika Sharma.

bollywood Updated: Jul 14, 2017 18:37 IST
Actress Priyanka Chopra at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport in Mumbai on July 13, 2017. (Photo: IANS)
Actress Priyanka Chopra at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport in Mumbai on July 13, 2017. (Photo: IANS)(IANS)

Assamese model and actor Mahika Sharma is upset with popular Bollywood-Hollywood star Priyanka Chopra. In a statement issued to media organisations on Friday, she has come down heavily on Priyanka, who is also the brand ambassador of Assam Tourism, for her “silence” on the floods in the state.

The Assam floods have killed at least 49 and affected over 17.43 lakh people in 26 of the state’s 32 districts

Priyanka was appointed Assam’s tourism brand ambassador in 2016. She recently returned to Mumbai after hectic international shooting schedules. She was working on A Kid Like Jake and Isn’t It Romantic? after the release of her debut movie, Baywatch, earlier this year.

Assam Tourism Development signed Priyanka as the brand ambassador in 2016. Her production house, Purple Pebble Pictures also signed a contract with the department for promotional campaigns with the state.

Mahika said in a statement, “Priyanka is my aspiration and inspiration. She is really a humble person. But I’m very upset with her. She has certain power to help the poor victims of Assam flood. She didn’t even show any emotion for the state, even on the social networking site. This is something about which, not only me, but anyone from Assam would be upset.”

“I wish she doesn’t take my word personally but understands me and Assam people’s emotions. We are excited for her being associated with the state,” Mahika added.

Mahika has worked in FIR and films like Mardaani, Mr Joe B Carvalho. She has also worked in Assamese films Jeevan Baator Logori, Konikar Ramdhenu and Mon Jaai.

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