Friday November 16, 2018

Actress Radhika Apte Admires Priyanka Chopra For Her Global Fame

The "Pad Man" actress also explained how this showbiz industry works

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Actress Radhika Apte, who is going to make her debut in Hollywood soon, admires actress Priyanka Chopra and truly respects her global fame.

During India Today Mind Rocks Youth Summit 2018 on Saturday here, Radhika Apte said: “I admire whatever Priyanka is doing. She is doing an amazing job. She has been in Hollywood for a while and has fought so many battles there.”

However, she feels there is a dearth of south asian women in the world cinema.

“If you go to Canada or Los Angeles, you will get to see many South Asians there but on screens they are so less in number. It is abnormal not to have much South Asians on screens. We need more people.”

Radhika Apte also expressed that people should not only dream for Hollywood but also fight for equal respresentation in the world.

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Priyanka Chopra Has Big Plans Set For Hollywood. Flickr

“I want our generation to break stereotypes and I want Indians who are making their foray in Hollywood to get all kinds of roles.

“It does not mean if you are brown in colour, you will only get to play Indian characters in International films. This cliche thinking should be broken,” she added.

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The “Pad Man” actress also explained how this showbiz industry works.

She said: “Industry is not only driven by talent, it depends upon so many factors. If you need to be sucessful in this field, one should know how to convert everything into a plus point. If you have a dusky face, make that your plus point. One should know how to comepete with challenges like gender and age. It is very important to transform every disadvantage into an advantage.” (IANS)

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Priyanka Chopra Joins Hand With Facebook For #SocialForGood Live Event

"Social Media has been playing a pivotal role in recent times to bring awareness to issues that affect minorities, local communities and even matters of national importance

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Priyanka joins hands with Facebook. Flickr

Actress Priyanka Chopra has partnered with Facebook India for a live event called #SocialForGood to spread awareness on issues like mental health, cyber bullying and women entrepreneurship.

#SocialForGood will be a four hour long live event, which will take place on November 27 on Facebook.

Talking about the event and influence of social media on social issues, Priyanka Chopra said in a statement: “There is no denying the power of social media. It is a force which once unleashed, is difficult to control or stop. Its force comes from the huge influence it wields and recognising that means, using it well, to do some good.

“I have personally witnessed the positive effects of social media in bringing awareness and action to many of the causes I hold dear to my heart. The right content can make all the difference.”

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Priyanka Chopra. IANS

The actress feels the idea to use “it to bring awareness to causes that matter, celebrate some real-life stories and also inspire people to do their bit for the community, is fantastic” idea.

“I am looking forward to this partnership with Facebook. May the Force to spread the good, be with all of us #SocialForGood,” she added. Apart from the “Baywatch” actress, the event will also witness other big names from the industry who have been active on social media in spreading awareness and education among people. The names are yet to be announced.

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“Social Media has been playing a pivotal role in recent times to bring awareness to issues that affect minorities, local communities and even matters of national importance.

“With #SocialForGood, our endeavour is to shine a spotlight on some of the fantastic work our community of public figures and socially-responsible volunteers have been doing to bring positive change, not just on the internet but our everyday lives, ” said Saket Jha Saurabh – Head of Entertainment Partnerships, Facebook India. (IANS)