Actress Priyanka Chopra. Image Source: IANS News

April 20 : Priyanka Chopra Jonas, who is currently in London, is concerned about the “grave” COVID-19 situation in India. She penned a long note on the current COVID-19 pandemic in India, and urged the people not to take it lightly and stay at home.

Taking to her Twitter account, Priyanka said that the coronavirus situation in India is out of control and the medical fraternity is at a breaking point. In such a situation, she “begged” the people of her country to stay home. “The Covid 19 situation across India is grave. I'm seeing images and stories coming in from different parts of the country that are so scary... the situation is out of control and our medical fraternity is at a breaking point. Please stay home...I beg you to stay home. Do it for yourself, your family, friends, neighbours, community, and also our frontline workers,” The White Tiger actress tweeted.

Priyanka further added, “Every doctor and frontline worker is saying the exact same thing: • Stay home • Ensure everyone you know stays home • If you have to step out, wear a mask • Talk to those around you and help them understand this situation... we cannot take this lightly. • Get the vaccine when it's your turn. Doing this will help us ease the immense pressure on our medical system.”

Meanwhile, recently, when The White Tiger director Ramin Bahrani narrated how he was subjected to racist comments during a Zoom interview with director Ava DuVernay and other BAFTA and Academy members. At the meeting, he was asked to “go back to his own country” by a bystander.

Priyanka who not only starred in The White Tiger but was also the executive producer, came out strongly on the racism issue and said that Hollywood has a great responsibility to right these wrongs. The global icon said, “Who belongs here, and who doesn’t? Isn’t America a melting pot of all people from all backgrounds?” 

Priyanka is currently shooting for a spy series Citadel that also stars Richard Madden. The web series is executive produced by the Russo Brothers and backed by Amazon. 

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