Priyanka Chopra’s Outfit in Assam Tourism Calendar Creates Controversy, Congress MLAs Demand her Removal as Brand Ambassador
Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra has found herself at the center of another unwitting controversy. After taking legal action against Nirav Modi for non-payment of dues and looking for terminating her contract she has found herself in the fire once again of another altercation. Apparently, the entire furore is about her dress on the Assam Tourism calendar, as Priyanka Chopra is the brand ambassador for Assam Tourism. In the State Assembly on Monday, Congress MLAs, Nandita Das, and Rupjyoti Kurmi expressed concern over the actress’s dress and claimed the outfit to be inappropriate and immodest in keeping with the tradition of Assam. The MLAs demanded that Priyanka Chopra should be removed as the brand ambassador of Assam Tourism.
Reportedly Rupjyoti Kurmi told TIME8, “The government should preserve the respect of the Assamese society. Frock is not Assamese attire and the calendar pictures were not sober at all. The government should have known how to preserve the prestige of the Assamese society; instead, they could have used the traditional mekhela sador. This is the reason we have protested against the calendar.” He also asked Priyanka Chopra to be removed as the brand ambassador and should be replaced with a “talented Assamese actor.” Priyanka Chopra Asked Twitterati For Their Random Thoughts and They Happily Obliged With Funny and Hilarious Ones
However, the MLAs’ claims were dismissed and not taken seriously and the Assam Tourism Development Corporation (ATDC) dismissed these concerns and failed to see any issue about the unnecessary controversy created around Priyanka Chopra. As reported by Guwahati weekly G plusATDC chairman Jayanta Malla Baruah said, “The calendar was made to promote Assam internationally. It has also been sent to prominent international tour operators and dignitaries. Priyanka Chopra is an international figure and her presentation in the calendar has not diminished Assam’s culture in any way.”