Priyanka was attacked on social media by critics who found the outfit unsuitable for the occasion, with many offended the 34-year-old star had not chosen to wear Indian attire. But the star of the hit American spy thriller "Quantico" was unapologetic, hitting back with a photo showing her and her mother wearing short dresses with the caption "legs for days.... #itsthegenes".
Y'ALL HAVE NO PROBLEM DROOLING OVER PRIYANKA CHOPRA IN HER MOVIES BUT SHE WEARS A DRESS NEAR MODI AND YOU SUDDENLY HAVE MORALS??? Bullshit. pic.twitter.com/OKglvoblpI— sai sailaja seshadri (@Saisailu97) May 30, 2017
The former Miss World describes herself as a "strong-willed feminist" who has campaigned to close the gender pay gap in Bollywood and change attitudes towards women in her home country. "For so many years women were told to act a certain way, to dress a certain way, to think a certain way, even not to think at all," Priyanka said in an interview last year.
Thank you for taking the time to meet me this morning @narendramodi Sir. Such a lovely coincidence to be in #berlin at the same time. ???? pic.twitter.com/vLzUSH5WR1 — PRIYANKA (@priyankachopra) May 30, 2017"People misconstrue the word feminism. It is not hating men, or making men small. It is just saying, 'We want our independence to make our own choices the way men have done for so long.'" Priyanka has been landing bigger roles in Hollywood since boosting her international profile through "Quantico". The actress has been cast as a villain in the newly-released "Baywatch" film.
So what's proper attire for a global film star & former Miss World to meet her PM? Sari with ghunghat? Hijab? https://t.co/f6WocFQnH4— Shekhar Gupta (@ShekharGupta) May 30, 2017