Priyanka Chopra lashes out at propagandists, says sad to see films, actors become political pawns

Priyanka Chopra took to Twitter to lash out at propagandists who stall film releases to gain political points. 

Last Updated: Dec 17, 2015, 12:58 PM IST
Priyanka Chopra lashes out at propagandists, says sad to see films, actors become political pawns

Mumbai: Priyanka Chopra took to Twitter Thursday to make a loud noise against those who stall release of films to serve their (political) purposes.

The former Miss World, who couldn’t be part of the promotional tours of her next – Bajirao Mastani – is visibly irked.

Though the lady hasn’t named anyone, the mood of her tweet suggests that she is probably mighty miffed with the controversy surrounding her film and doesn't wish to remain silent anymore.

And in he last few days, her film 'Bajirao Mastani' has made headlines over its content. So it is likely that PeeCee is unhappy because of the noise surrounding her film.

Her tweet read:

Check out the full text of the tweet here:

“I can’t help staying silent on this anymore.. It’s too sad to see how films and actors become political pawns! Bans based on baseless propaganda.. Holding films ransom just before they release so that publicity can be garnered for certain agendas by forcing a producer to their knees.. How does no one speak up for what is right? How is this fair? People think films r just fun and games to make?! They r made with blood sweat and tears for entertainment!! Pls stand by the filmmakers who put in their life's money and hard work to make people laugh and smile. Don't let them be blackmailed and threatened by holding their films ransom just before release. Speak up before if there is an issue!! Everyone has a right to an opinion. The timing right before release just seems very suspect!! I know I may get into trouble for saying all this but I can't be a silent witness to character defamation based on opinions anymore.. That is not what, the India I grew up, taught me (sic).”

Directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, ‘Bajirao Mastani’ had landed in trouble after descendants of the Maratha Peshwa Bajirao objected to the “misrepresentation of facts and distortion of history”. Especially the song titled ‘Pinga’ featuring the two leading ladies of the film – Deepika Padukone (Mastani) and Priyanka (Kashibai) was criticised for its content and dance style.

'Bajirao Mastani' in trouble, Shiv Sena urges Maharashtra govt to stop release of film

However, it is unlikely that the Maharashtra Government will stall the release of the film.

‘Bajirao Mastani’ is slated to release on December 18, 2015.