Priyanka Chopra talks child marriages, rape in India

Priyanka Chopra has touched many hearts with the different social causes she supports.

Speaking of her interactions with underprivileged children, the actor stated that philanthropy was a big part of her upbringing, reported Hindustan Times. “My family always believed that no matter where you are, no matter how bad your conditions are, there will always be someone who is worse off than you. So, you have to sort of understand the privilege we come from, and from that privilege comes the social responsibility.”

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Being a Unicef ambassador, Priyanka often urges people to stand up for children. “I was 17 when I became Miss World and I felt that I suddenly grew up. I have a position that I could use to make a tangible difference in the world and not just talk about it,” she said.

The Quantico actor stated, “I started looking for ways to be able to do it. So, I associated with a lot of causes, met a lot of people and organisations that actually supported what I wanted to do. My relationship with Unicef started about 11 years ago and it still continues.”

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When asked if she gets questioned on child marriages in India, Priyanka revealed that questions on arranged marriages and rape do come up during interviews.

Speaking of the cause, Priyanka shared, “It makes me want to come back and do something about it. I’m not a liar, so I can’t turn around and say it doesn’t happen. But at the same time, I’m not going to be someone who says that’s all India stands for. Every country has its own issues. The point is finding a solution, and that’s what I try to focus on.”

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