Bollywood’s actress Priyanka Chopra, who spent a week in Kashmir recently for shooting a movie, has expressed willingness to be Kashmir’s brand ambassador and explained her tweet, which ruffled many a feathers in Jammu and Kashmir.
In an exclusive interview to Hindustan Times on her recent visit to Kashmir and her controversial tweet “I am going back to civilization”, Chopra said, “What I was trying to say was that I would be going back to my normal life... which is all about work.”
Chopra, who was in Kashmir to shoot her upcoming movie Saath Khoon Maaf, said Kashmir was a surreal experience for her “where I felt like I was in a fairyland.”
Interpreting her tweet, the actress said: “When I said I'm going back to civilization, I meant that I would be going back from this fairyland straight into reality which is not as beautiful as Kashmir is!”
To verbal offers made by the ministers in Kashmir to become the face of the state for promotion of tourism, Chopra said, “I would be honoured to. Kashmir is part of my childhood. In fact my grandfather hails from here and it would definitely be something that I would love to do.”
Bollywood heartthrob said she did not at any point in time felt like being in any kind of conflict zone. “I found Kashmir to be extremely peaceful. So much so that in my twitter updates and interviews, I recommended that people should consider Kashmir for their holidays. I know I will definitely come back with my family for a holiday.”