Last week, Bollywood’s desi girl Priyanka Chopra, also a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, came under fire after she lashed out at a Pakistani girl who called the actress out for encouraging war between India and Pakistan.
While responding to the question, Priyanka Chopra said:
I have many, many friends from Pakistan, and I am from India, and war is not something I’m really fond of, but I am patriotic.
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Soon after her statement, a number of Pakistani celebrities stood up against her and requested for her removal as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador.
Similarly, the Punjab Nahi Jaongi actress Mehwish Hayat also raised her voice against her and questioned if UNICEF wants to continue its partnership with Priyanka Chopra.
The starlet was recently in Oslo, Norway to receive the honor from the Prime Minister of Norway and her speech left her fans totally awestruck.
Mehwish Hayat used this platform to voice against the clichéd image of Pakistan as portrayed by Bollywood and Hollywood.
She blamed Hollywood and Bollywood for the negative image of Pakistan and Islam all around the globe.
Mehwish Hayat took this platform to raise her voice against the negative image of Pakistan portrayed by Bollywood and Hollywood in their films.
The actress said:
It has to acknowledge the damage they’ve inflicted on my country [Pakistan] with the way they have been portraying us. I don’t ask for more positive representations but at least can these representations be more balanced. There’s more to us than gun wielding terrorists or subjugated women. Come on, that’s so cliched. Let’s move on from that.
She further said:
As for our neighbours, they really need to decide what is it that they want – nationalistic fervour or a peaceful future? If they really want to work towards peace like our Prime Minister Imran Khan said if they take the first step, we are ready to take ten more. I pray that common sense prevails and within this lifetime we are able to witness real peace in the region.
Here’s her speech:
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I was honoured to address distinguished guests including The Right Honourable Prime Minister of Norway, Madam Erna Solberg at a Peace event in Oslo where I was recognised with an award for Pride of Performance. I was able use the prestigious forum to talk about the the role of cinema in promoting peace. Unfortunately the way we are being represented is creating divides… Bollywood could have used cinema to promote mutual understanding instead of vilifying us as they do. They need to decide which is more important – nationalistic fervour or a peaceful future. #MehwishHayat #Oslo #HomeofNobelPeacePrize #PeaceDialogue
A number of netizens praised Mehwish Hayat for her positive speech and compared it with Priyanka Chopra’s response over Indo-Pak tension.
Have a look at what people have to say:
In one corner we have Mehwish Hayat, an influential Pakistani artist representing humanity, peace & sense.
And in the other corner we have Priyanka Chopra, an influential Indian artist, also a UN ambassador of peace, representing nationalism & nothing but hate.
Choose wisely. https://t.co/ieFfdH5GNo
— Moochar (@AsliBinLaden) August 12, 2019
Take peace ambassador title away from priyanka Chopra and give it to mehwish hayat. 🔥
— Noor Aly✨ (@NoorAly04) August 12, 2019
Loved Mehwish Hayat’s speech at Oslo… Priyanka Chopra should definitely take notes..
— Aliza Ansari (@aliza__ansari) August 11, 2019
I thought Mehwish Hayat was way too beautiful than Priyanka Chopra but it unfolds that she is way too sensible as well than that shit ass cheap-ra
— The Wanderer (@NewbornEngineer) August 12, 2019
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