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IMPPA slams Priyanka Chopra for supporting Pak artistes
The president of Indian Motion Picture Producers' Association (IMPPA), TP Aggarwal slammed Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra on Monday for supporting Paksitani artistes and showing displeasure over the demand for a blanket ban on them in India following the Uri terror attack.

As per Aggarwal, Priyanka's remark was "unfortunate" given the fact that her father was a doctor in the Army.

"Priyanka Chopra comes from an army background, her father was an army doctor and he himself must have seen so many dead bodies and must have taken care of all those patients. Now, if she says this, then it is unfortunate," he said.

Aggrawal also added that "If she wants to help those producers then she should also go to the High Court and the Supreme Court and try to see that their movies get released."

Commenting on the IMPPA's stand over the issue, he said, "In IMPPA we have not banned Pakistani actors but we have told the producers that any producer who had already made the movie, then their movies should be released and they should make new movies only when India Pakistan relations get better," Hindustan Times reported. 

Priyanka recently joined the bandwagon when she chose to express her views on the issue. While speaking to a leading English news channel, Priyanka commented on the ongoing controversy surrounding the ban on Pakistani artistes and said that she always stands up with government's stand on the issue being a patriotic citizen.

"I am extremely patriotic. So, whatever my government decides is important to keep the country safe, I go with that." However, she added that she did not believe in the artistes being a representation.

"It's tricky, because first of all artistes and actors are always held responsible for every bigger political agenda that happens in the country. Why not business (men), politicians, doctors and why not anyone else except for public people who are not actors in the movie industry?" she asked.

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