August 5, 2009

Priyanka Chopra: Beauty Queen and Bollywood Based Activist

There’s no denying that Bollywood superstar, Priyanka Chopra is quite the looker. Aside from being a former beauty queen, Miss Chopra is also well known for her modeling career. However, Priyanka is more than a mere pretty face. The actress is socially aware and draws attention to issues such as, education, female infanticide and feticide.

In a recent interview with an established media portal in Mumbai, Priyanka shared her concerns on these issues. Priyanka told the outlet, “I feel strongly about many things but the most important are educating the girl child and female infanticide and feticide.” Chopra then went into the importance of educating girls and how by doing so women can raise better families, which will result in a better society. Priyanka spoke about how she is shocked that in this day and age she still knows of affluent families who partake in female feticide.

Chopra went on to speak on other issues that she strongly believes should be addressed such as Thalassemia. Priyanka mentioned, “Much is being done about cancer and AIDS which is fine and needed as well but I don’t see much happening for Thalassemic children in this part of the world.” Thalassemia is a genetic disease that causes your body to not make enough hemoglobin (the protein that carries oxygen through the body) levels in the blood stream resulting in mild to severe anemia. The disease mainly effects people of Mediterranean or Asian heritage.

So now that makes us wonder how Priyanka is playing her part to improve society. Well when asked if she is currently doing something to help out, Priyanka replied by saying, “Yes, I am and since things are just about starting to take shape I prefer not to talk about it at this point in time.” Well it will be interesting to see what Priyanka Chopra does in the future to support these causes. In the mean time it’s good to hear how socially conscious the young star is. How do you feel about Priyanka Chopra’s thoughts on these issues? Drop your comments below.

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