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Priyanka Chopra Gets Criticised By Pakistani Actor Adnan Siddiqui For Referring Star Wars Director Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy 'South Asian'

As the first woman and person of colour to direct a Star Wars movie, Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy is set to make history. She was congratulated and given the "South Asian" moniker by Priyanka Chopra. Adnan Siddiqui did not appreciate this.

BollywoodMDB Team | Updated On: Apr 15, 2023 03:27 PM IST

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Priyanka Chopra Gets Criticised By Pakistani Actor Adnan Siddiqui For Referring Star Wars Director Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy 'South Asian'

An international celebrity, Priyanka Chopra. Whatever she does or says is reported. The actress recently congratulated Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy on Instagram stories. She is the first person of colour and woman to helm a Star Wars movie. Director and producer of documentaries like Saving Face, A Girl in the River, and others, she is of Pakistani-Canadian descent. She will be the director of Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker. In a post honouring the occasion, Priyanka referred to Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy as "South Asian." Adnan Siddiqui, a Pakistani actor, did not take this well. He stated that Priyanka Chopra ought to have clarified Sharmeen's dual South Asian and Pakistani citizenship.


Priyanka Chopra should have accepted that Sharmeen is a Pakistani first, according to Adnan Siddiqui, who claimed in a tweet that she always promotes her Indian identity. The tweet read, "With due respect, priyankachopra. Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy is a Pakistani first just to brush up your knowledge. Much like the way you flaunt your Indian nationality whenever you get the opportunity before claiming to be a South Asian." Many people who reacted on the tweet sided with Adnan Siddiqui. On the receiving end of this is Priyanka Chopra. However, other people have chosen to support the actress as well. The actress from The Citadel has not yet responded to Adnan Siddiqui's tweet.

(Also Read:When Priyanka Chopra Commented About Her Relationship Rumours With Shah Rukh Khan And Shahid Kapoor!)

Famous Pakistani actor Adnan Siddiqui appeared in the movie MOM with Sridevi and Nawazuddin Siddiqui.

(Also Read:Throwback: When Shah Rukh Khan Addressed Rumours Of His Relationship With Priyanka Chopra!)

Priyanka Chopra has recently dominated the news due to her comments on Bollywood. Priyanka Chopra revealed in a podcast with Dax Shepard that she left Bollywood because she felt trapped there and relocated to the US. She said that she had resolved her differences with some people and that she had grown weary of Bollywood politics. According to her, "this music thing gave me an opportunity to go into another part of the world, not crave for the movies I didn't want to get, but I would require to schmooze certain clubs and cliques of people."

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