MUMBAI: Priyanka Chopra has been slammed onsocial media for calling Sikkim an “insurgency affected state”.
The actor, who recently presented her home production ‘Pahuna’, a Sikkimese language film, at the ongoing Toronto international film festival, claimed in an interview with ET Canada that it was the first-ever film to have emerged from Sikkim as it’s a “very troubled” region.
Soon after her interview resurfaced, many Twitter users started slamming the actor for being “politically illiterate”.
Biswatosh Sinha, a screenwriter from Assam, posted, “Dear Priyanka Chopra, Sikkim is a peaceful place and #Pahuna is not the first film from the region. Please get the facts right about Northeast.”
One user wrote, “Does she know the difference between Sikkim and othr NE States? This is how India is defamed….”