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Whos afraid of Priyanka Chopra?

December 07, 2018 14:02

"The naked prejudice and ignorance of the editors was well-deserving of her (Priyanka Chopra's) contempt. The outrageous lead said "Nicholas Jones married into a fraudulent relationship against his will this past Saturday, December the 1st," which suggests that Chopra is the lesser deal in her relationship and hence desperate for validation. The writer and editors obviously had no clue that Bollywood (the Hindi film industry) sells more tickets every year than Hollywood and also makes many more movies. In 2012, 1,602 films from Bollywood led the pack compared with 476 films from the United States and 745 from China. Well before Chopra snagged a lead role in ABC's "Quantico,' she was already all the rage in India, adored by millions. In a film industry often dominated by family dynasties, she is a middle-class girl -- the daughter of army doctors -- who is entirely self made. And quite honestly, were she an American getting married to Jonas, I suspect at least Indians wouldn't have been interested at all."

Barkha Dutt on the incredible demonisation of Priyanka Chopra for the Washington Post.  Read the column here.

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