Celebs have influence, but people expect accountability, says Priyanka Chopra

NEW DELHI, Oct 9:
Influence is the byproduct of fame for actors, not power, says Priyanka Chopra. The actor, who is a UN goodwill ambassador, said if people demanded the same amount of accountability from lawmakers as they did with celebrities, things might change for the better.
“I believe I’m just a movie actor. I am not a politician that I should have responsibility. I have influence, definitely. What I say will have influence, so I try to behave like a responsible person, but I don’t think I should be held at standards of political leaders at all and nor should celebrities,” Priyanka told PTI in an interview.
“If that kind of accountability was actually held to people who can change the laws, there would be a possibility for change. But people would rather do that with celebs who are just making movies. I’m trying to entertain you so I find that a little amusing,” she added. Earlier this year, the 37-year-old actor, who is currently promoting “The Sky is Pink”, had faced criticism from a Pakistani woman for her tweet praising the Indian Air Force in the wake of Balakot strike. “The Sky is Pink” is Priyanka’s first Hindi feature film in three years. She had been busy with “Quantico” and Hollywood projects such as “Baywatch”, “A Kid Like Jake” and “Isn’t It Romantic?”, which made it hard for the actor to do a Bollywood movie. “It was not out of choice that I didn’t do a Hindi film. It was the lack of time. As soon as it (the show) was done, the first feature that I actually did was ‘The Sky is Pink’ instead of even doing something over there. I started working on movies in Hollywood after I finished ‘The Sky is Pink’ because I really, really wanted to do a Hindi film,” she said. (PTI)