Priyanka Chopra is facing criticism for her clothing choices again, this time as a brand ambassador for Assam Tourism Development Corporation (ATDC). A section of the congress in the Assam Legislative Assembly is upset about Chopra wearing a western dress in the latest tourism calendar, instead of a traditional Assamese outfit.
While Chopra is yet to address the controversy, she recently shared how she approaches hate and criticism that comes her way. “There is no way I would have had an almost 20-year career if I was sensitive to that. I am not even sensitive to people’s opinions. I live my life for myself and for the people I care about. There is no way in the world that you will be able to please everyone. Someone or the other will always have a problem with something or the other that you have done, so why bother. Especially with the internet, somebody is sitting behind the anonymity of their computer and having an opinion, how does it matter? You have to love your life and I love social media, I put whatever I want to out there, but I don’t take people’s opinions seriously, because if I started doing that I wouldn’t be able to live life at all.”, she said in an interview with Harper’s Bazaar.
Despite the opposition, Jayanta Malla Baruah, chairman of ATDC, stands by their decision. “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.”, Hindustan Times reported.