Priyanka Chopra reacts to ban on Pakistani artistes in Bollywood!

New York : In the wake of the spillover of recent tensions between India and Pakistan on Bollywood, actress Priyanka Chopra says as a “patriot”, she would go along with whatever the government decides on the issue. But why only actors are singled out in these discussions, she has asked. Talking about the ongoing tensions between India and Pakistan, Priyanka, whose late father Ashok Chopra was an army officer, told NDTV: “I have read about it. It’s tricky because first of all artistes and actors are always held responsible for every bigger political agenda that happens in the country.”
“Why not business(men), politicians, doctors and why not anyone else except for public people, who are not actors in the movie industry?” Priyanka, currently seen in the lead role in the popular American TV series “Quantico”, said: “I am extremely patriotic. So, whatever my government decides is important to keep the country safe. I go with that, but at the same time, I don’t believe that artistes are a representation of — at least there hasn’t been an actor who has done something which has harmed someone’s life out of malice or anything.”
She thinks that “if someone needs to be hung, the one person that’s picked up is an artiste or a public person from the movie business. That to me, is not fair”. India-Pakistan tensions got heightened following a terror attack on an Indian Army camp at Uri, Jammu and Kashmir, in which 19 soldiers were killed, last month. The Indian Army then carried out surgical strikes on terrorist launch pads across the Line of Control. ”I am appalled by what happened in Uri and we need to stand up and protect our country. We have been an extremely peaceful nation for so many centuries. We have never been those who go out and fight. We are from the land of (Mahatma) Gandhi. We are all about non-violence,” Priyanka said.