Priyanka Chopra attacked for ‘showing legs’ to India PM Modi

(BBC) Actress Priyanka Chopra’s decision to wear a dress that showed her legs for a meeting with Indian PM Narendra Modi has been criticised by some social media users in India.

Some Facebook users told her off for “disrespecting” the PM”.

The unapologetic actress responded by posting a picture of both her mother and her wearing short dresses, captioned “legs for the day”.

Other Indian actresses have also faced anger over their choice of attire.

Deepika Padukone once publicly called out a leading Indian newspaper in 2014 for tweeting a picture of her cleavage.

“YES! I am a Woman. I have breasts AND a cleavage! You got a problem!!??” Padukone tweeted to the paper. Many other actresses also came out in support of her.

The controversy began after Chopra, who stars in the new Baywatch film and in the US television series Quantico, posted a picture with Mr Modi, thanking him “for taking the time from his packed schedule” to meet her in Berlin.

It didn’t take long though, before the “disrespectful” dress became the topic of conversation, with many commenting on how it “insulted” Mr Modi and his “pious followers.”

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seignet posted:
Prince posted:

So, what's the big deal to expose your legs to the PM? Is it something that he never mingle with?   

she should be whipped. Damn disrespectful showing the PM skin.

People like Priyanka will make India open up to women's freedom to dress as they pleased without being harassed by men. The world doesn't stand still, and the oppressed women of India will rise to the top. 

The goddess chucked Indian decorum and used her long legs to charm the aging PM. I've seen her on American talk shows in skimpy clothing, 6" heels and using foul language. She wants to show she's western. Mr. India, Amitabh Bachan, told Bollywood to show the West that anything they do, we can do it too.  

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