I woke up this morning to witness a shocking interview of Bollywood Actress and former Miss World 2000 Priyanka Chopra. It was some interview of her in an international TV channel where she was happily speaking about her upcoming Sikkimese movie “Pahuna” which grabbed my attention as I myself am the proud daughter of the beautiful state Sikkim. But what shocked me was the moment she said that the state if full of insurgency and the situation is not so good in the state of Sikkim.
I was stunned for a moment as I was left speechless by what I just heard. I was born and brought up in Sikkim and never have I heard of insurgency in Sikkim throughout my life.
As far as i know Sikkim is considered the most peaceful state in the whole of India. You can ask anyone who visited Sikkim and the first thing you will hear is that its a safe place to visit with a lot of friendly people all around.
Even the present ruling SDF government has been in the power since 1994 that sums up to 23 long years. Sikkim has been a part of India since 1975 before that it was a kingdom ruled by Chogyals. A state which has been setting an example for the rest of the country to follow, how can someone of such a stature make such half-knowledgeable statements?
Miss Priyanka Chopra, you are an icon and there is no doubt you have achieved great heights in your career. People look up to you as an inspiration and want to follow your footsteps. Being an inspiration brings in a lot of responsibility, you represented our country in Miss World 2000 and won the crown and we are proud of you for that but speaking rubbish in front of an international TV channel about a state which you don’t know well is not at all acceptable.
I used to admire you for what you have achieved but today, the false statement you made regarding my state Sikkim has put me in a place where am questioning you that is it fair of you to malign my state’s name just for the sake of promoting your film?
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