Priyanka Chopra’s mother opens up about PM Modi and the dress controversy
Source : NDTV
Priyanka Chopra received a lot of backlash on social media for the dress she was wearing while meeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Berlin in May this year. PC was trolled for not being 'decently' dressed and sitting in a 'disrespectful' posture in front of Narendra Modi.
On Tuesday, Priyanka Chopra's mother cleared the confusion regarding the whole dress controversy.
Madhu Chopra told Pinkvilla, "All I taught her (Priyanka) is if you have done no wrong, you have nothing to fear. She was going for the Baywatch promotions, suddenly she bumped into Mr Modi, she cannot go for a dress change and come back to say hello? The meeting was not pre-planned, it was impromptu."
Back when the entire brouhaha took place, the Baywatch actress had her own tongue-in-cheek response for all the self-proclaimed upholders of sanskaar on social media. She posted a photo of herself and her mother in leg-baring dresses and captioned it 'legs for days'. Priyanka had several B-Towners backing her in the matter.
Madhu Chopra also clarified the rumours about Priyanka Chopra working with British-Indian filmmaker Gurinder Chadha.
She said, "It is true that I went to Cannes with our Sikkimese film Pahuna for its trailer launch and we met Gurinder there. She told me that she is visiting India soon for her upcoming film Partition: 1947 and that we should catch up soon. So I went to meet her at the trailer launch of her film and then went to a coffee shop, where few journalists saw us chatting and made news out of it!"
"She was talking about her upcoming projects and the kind of stories she is working on etc. but we did not have any conversation on casting Priyanka in her next. You know, the next day when news came out, Gurinder got so upset and texted me saying 'Indian media is so exasperating! What is wrong with them?'," she added.
Madhu Chopra is not exactly ecstatic with the social media criticism, especially after everything her daughter has to go through every single day as a celebrity on social media.
"These days, social media trolls are just seeking attention without focusing on content. Yes, they are getting two minutes of fame but there is no credibility," said the doting mother.