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Priyanka Chopra: Creativity should not be stopped in democracy

Priyanka Chopra: Creativity should not be stopped in democracy

Priyanka Chopra today came out in support of Anurag Kashyap’s ‘Udta Punjab’ and said creativity should not be stopped in democracy.

Priyanka Chopra today came out in support of Anurag Kashyap's 'Udta Punjab' and said creativity should not be stopped in democracy.

In This Image: Priyanka Chopra
Our forefathers achieved freedom of speech and expression for us after a long struggle… Creativity should not be stopped in democracy,” Chopra told reporters here. In response to a query regarding the action on ‘Udta Punjab’ by the censor board, which had raised objection to her film ‘Jai Gangaajal’, Priyanka said it was a “Certification body and not censor”.


She stated, “In a democracy you cannot dictate what one should eat or watch a movie on a social issue,”.

In This Image: Priyanka Chopra
Priyanka, who was recently awarded the Padam Shri and has now ventured into Hollywood. In a reply to another query on whether removal of a word in the title of a movie was justified, she said, “Title is the creativity of every producer and director. So, how can it be changed?”


She was here to promote Bhojpuri film ‘Bum Bum Bol Raha hai Kashi’, which is produced by her. She was accompanied by her mother Madhu Chopra, who is a co-producer of the film.

She  was here to promote Bhojpuri film 'Bum Bum Bol Raha hai Kashi', which is produced by her. She was accompanied by her mother Madhu Chopra, who is a co-producer of the film.

In This Image: Priyanka Chopra
‘Bum Bum Bol Raha hai Kashi’ will be let go in cinema halls tomorrow. The film’s script is written and directed by Santosh Mishra and has Dinesh Lal Yadav ‘Niruaha’ in the lead role. Amrapali Dubey and Antra Banerjee are the female cast in the film.


The film promotion was held at P & M Mall owned by filmmaker Prakash Jha.

The film promotion was held at P & M Mall owned by filmmaker Prakash Jha.

In This Image: Priyanka Chopra
Asked why she chose to produce a Bhojpuri film as her first venture, Priyanka said, “Bhojpuri is my mom’s mother tongue. Besides, regional movies should be encouraged.” Priyanka’s family hails from Gumla near Jamshedpur which was part of undivided Bihar till 2000, when Jharkhand was carved out of it.



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