Priyanka Chopra mum on Salman Khan’s ‘raped woman’ row

Priyanka Chopra mum on Salman Khan’s ‘raped woman’ row

New Delhi, July 5 (IANS) Priyanka Chopra on Tuesday remained firm on her stance of not commenting on superstar Salman Khan’s ‘raped woman’ analogy, which has been creating quite a stir. The actress says she feels sad that the media prefers to talk about the controversy rather than other important issues.

Priyanka, who is scaling new heights globally with her hit American TV series “Quantico” and has also landed her Hollywood debut with the “Baywatch” movie, was in the national capital to extend her support to ‘Fair Start’ campaign by Unicef India. She became a part of the event here on Tuesday as Unicef goodwill ambassador.

Asked about her view on the controversy over Salman’s comment, she said: “I have been asked this around 35 times and I have answered to some 20 newspapers. It makes me sad that media chooses to ask this question on a forum where we are talking about empowering the young generation of the country.”

The actress went on to say that the remark was as callous as the question.

Salman courted controversy when he said that he felt like a raped woman while walking out of the wrestling ring after shooting for Sultan.

She said: “I will not add to the clutter and rather talk about important issues.”

The “Fashion” star also shared that what one chooses to do or say is an individualistic choice.

“I choose to be here and talk about this (empowering youths), but if someone doesn’t then we can not blame them.”

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