The young turk spoke up against the trolling of Chopra's recent meet with prime minister Narendra Modi calling it 'very stupid'.
Varun Dhawan stands up for Priyanka Chopra, while Amitabh Bachchan shies away
01 Jun 2017 11:29 IST
While Priyanka Chopra is making all the right moves to get India a name on the global platform, the trolls just aren't having it. Recently, Chopra's meeting with the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, in Berlin earned her some viciousness on Twitter, with a number of trolls criticising her for 'showing of legs' at the meeting. The actress looked lovely and classy in a knee-length dress. But some trolls decided to play self-appointed moral police, taking to social media platforms to tell how Chopra, as a woman, should have worn modest or traditional clothes for a meeting with the PM.
While the ever exuberant Chopra shot back at the trolls with another picture of herself, few in the industry have stepped up in defense of the actress. Speaking at an event in Mumbai, Varun Dhawan said, "She is someone we all should be proud of in our country. She is making our country proud abroad and all this is very stupid. Social media trolling is not something that needs to become a national issue."
The 29 year old Badrinath Ki Dulhania actor's statement is in stark contrast to the defensive one by Amitabh Bachchan.
The veteran star, who recently played the conscientious advocate defending women's rights in Pink (2016), skirted the issue when asked about it. Bachchan said, "Neither am I the PM, nor am I Priyanka Chopra so how can I give any answer on this?"
Dhawan was not alone in his defence of Chopra though. Dia Mirza wrote 'I'm glad @priyankachopra chose to be herself and not play a part scripted by misogyny.'
Sophie Choudry wrote 'Instead of praising her achievements, people are focussing on her skirt? Like really!'
Instead of praising her achievements both in india & globally, people r focusing on the length of her skirt? Like Really?!ð #PriyankaChopra— Sophie Choudry (@Sophie_Choudry) May 31, 2017
Vir Das had an amazing take on the whole thing.
I thought the only thing that was visible when Priyanka Chopra met our PM was her incredible achievements as an Indian.— Vir Das (@thevirdas) June 1, 2017
Despite the little support from the industry, or non existence of it, Chopra would scarcely bother after her stylish takedown of the trolls. After looking at the response to her 'legs', the Baywatch actress put up another picture of herself with her mother, showing off their legs.
Now, that is style!