Priyanka Chopra slams Mallika Sherawat for calling India 'regressive'

Priyanka Chopra slams Mallika Sherawat for calling India 'regressive'
Priyanka said she was "highly offended" by Mallika's statement
Bollywood actress and former Miss World Priyanka Chopra condemned her fellow actress Mallika Sherawat for calling India a "regressive nation for women" on an international platform.

Priyanka is "highly offended" by the Murder girl's statement at the recently concluded 66th Cannes International Film Festival.

"I think we are a progressive nation. I disagree that we are a regressive nation. We are all sitting here and talking about educating the girl child, taking our country forward. I think it's a misrepresentation of what our great nation is on the world platform," said the actress Monday at the launch of a mobile application by Unicef, of which she is an ambassador.

"It was something of which I felt extremely offended by," she added.

Calling Mallika's statement an "extreme misrepresentation" of India and "unfair", Priyanka said: "When it comes to Mallika's statements, I think they were very callous and I don't agree with her. It was upsetting for me as a woman. It was upsetting for me as a girl who comes from India. I think it was extreme misrepresentation of our nation. I don't think it's fair."

Hailing from a Jat family in Haryana, 36-year-old Mallika made her debut in Bollywood in 2003 with Khwahish. Later, she went on to do international projects like Jackie Chan-starrer 2005 film The Myth, followed by Hisss and Politics of Love.
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