Bollywood's global icon Priyanka Chopra is being trolled for speaking out against the heavy smog and pollution in Delhi-NCR. She is currently in the Indian capital, shooting for her upcoming film, The White Tiger. Priyanka shared a photograph of herself wearing a mask, noting how difficult it is to cope with the air pollution and thanked the team for providing air purifiers and masks.
"Shoot days for #thewhitetiger. It''s so hard to shoot here right now that I can''t even imagine what it must be like to live here under these conditions. We are blessed with air purifiers and masks," she captioned the image. "Pray for the homeless. Be safe everyone. #airpollution #delhipollution #weneedsolutions #righttobreathe," she wrote.
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Shoot days for #thewhitetiger. It’s so hard to shoot here right now that I can’t even imagine what it must be like to live here under these conditions. We r blessed with air purifiers and masks. Pray for the homeless. Be safe everyone. #airpollution #delhipollution #weneedsolutions #righttobreathe
The photograph has over 1.4 million likes, but there is a section of social media that seized the chance to take a jibe at Priyanka's smoking habit. Many took to social media and called out the actress on her hypocisy.
Yes but smoking is healthy for her as she is asthmatic. pic.twitter.com/4EatCzgPlI— Akhilesh Shukla (@Shuklaakki1) November 4, 2019
That’s sooo PC @priyankachopra don’t mind smoking cigars n coke but in India Delhi hurts..— vikas tripurneni (@drvikaz) November 4, 2019
@priyankachopra Dear priyanka,the day people like you stops smoking will definitely reduce the smoke all over world,— AMAL PRAKASH (@amal_nikhil) November 4, 2019
Priyanka Chopra today : How should I be cool?— Anagh Pal (@anaghpal) October 27, 2019
By saying that one shouldn't burn firecrackers on Diwali as it is bad for asthma?
Or by smoking a cigarette on a yacht?
Hypocrite Priyanka Chopra can breathe freely and inhales pure oxygen when she lives 24/7 with people smoking cigars but needs air purifiers and masks when she is in Delhi. pic.twitter.com/GAzUlin4jQ— Anuradha Naganathan(@AnuNaganathan) November 3, 2019
Last year, Priyanka had shared an ad campaign where she spoke about how asthma did not stop her from achieving success in career. The actress, who supported an anti-pollution campaign during Diwali, has also been called out for bursting fireworks during her wedding last year.
In July this year, Priyanka was seen smoking a cigarette, while her mother Madhu Chopra and husband Nick enjoy a cigar during a yacht ride.
Priyanka’s upcoming film The White Tiger, adapted from Aravind Adiga’s prize-winning novel of the same name, will be helmed by Ramin Bahrani. It follows the extraordinary journey of a self-made man from being a tea-shop worker in a village to a successful entrepreneur in a big city. Streaming giant Netflix is producing The White Tiger in association with Mukul Deora. It also stars Rajkummar Rao.