NEW DELHI: Actress Priyanka Chopra, who is the goodwill ambassador for UNICEF, is currently in Jordan under the organisation’s initiative to educate the Syrian kids. Priyanka, 35, left for Jordan soon after attending the Toronto International Film Festival, where her Sikkimese production Pahuna was premiered. Priyanka has been constantly updating her Jordan itinerary on social media but was trolled for one such tweet. She was criticised for ‘not visiting rural parts of India,’ where children need help too. “I would request @priyankachopra that do visit rural areas of India where malnourished kids waiting for food,” read a reply on Priyanka’s tweet. But Priyanka gave a stern response. “I have worked with UNICEF India for 12 years and visited many such places. What have you done? Why is one child’s problem less important than another?” she wrote in her reply.
After the civil war in 2011, large number of Syrian families were either killed or forced to leave their homes. Since then, these families are struggling for survival inside Syria or are taking shelter in neighbouring countries like Jordan.
Here’s what Priyanka is doing in Jordan. See her posts.
Priyanka Chopra made her Hollywood debut with Baywatch, which released this May. Her next Hollywood projects are A Kid Like Jake and Isn’t It Romantic?. She will soon reprise the role of Alex Parrish in the third season of her American show Quantico. Priyanka hasn’t announced her next Bollywood project so far.