After Meghan Markle and Harry’s interview with Oprah Winfrey created a lot of buzz, Priyanka Chopra’s interview with the famous talk show host is also in talks.
Global actor spoke about her religious views and how she was brought up in a secular environment due to the many religions that surrounded her in India. The interview is going to air next week.
When Oprah asked her if she has had a ‘spiritual foundation’, Priyanka replied, “I think I did. In India, it is hard not to. You’re right. With the swirling number of religions that we have, that live within the country as well. I grew up in a convent school. I was aware of Christianity. My dad used to sing in a mosque, I was aware of Islam. I grew up in a Hindu family, I was aware of that. Spirituality is such a large part of India that you really cannot ignore it.”
“I am a Hindu. I pray, I have a temple at my home, I do it as often as I can. But truly to me, I am a believer that a higher power does exist and I like to have faith in that”, she continued.
Netizens did not take her statement regarding Islam well. Social media users have expressed their outrage. One user wrote, “Wow ? Singing was allowed in a mosque ? didn’t kno ? Mashallah Sister Priyanka Ali Can you tell us more about ur struggle with Islam given you are Indian and Muslims are treated as less than animals in India?”
Priyanka Chopra – “My dad used to sing in a mosque. I was aware of Islam” pic.twitter.com/eZho9faIES
— 🖤 (@radium_blue) March 20, 2021
Check out the tweets here:
Wow ? Singing was allowed in a mosque ? didn’t kno ?
Mashallah Sister Priyanka Ali 🙏🏻🤍
Can you tell us more about ur struggle with Islam given you are Indian and Muslims are treated as less than animals in India ? https://t.co/u3J0iKn6lk
— ᑕᕼEᗯY IᑕE 🥶❄️ (@izntdatdeep) March 19, 2021
Old: “I have a Muslim friend.”
New Strain: pic.twitter.com/QvZIrQA5Ot
— Abhishek Baxi (@baxiabhishek) March 20, 2021
— Surabhi Sharma (@DrSurabhiS) March 20, 2021
— Amrik Singh (@AmrikChd1) March 20, 2021
This happens when you try to win Muslim fans without having rudimentary knowledge of #islam 😂.@priyankachopra I sympathize with you but believe you me it’s been one of your worst attempts to increase your fan base. #PriyankaChopra #botchedattempt @irenaakbar pic.twitter.com/w1vdO93VDg
— Usama Malick (@UsamaMalick10) March 19, 2021
— Saجاwal_Ijaz (@s_tweetworld) March 19, 2021
This lady has always been a Idiot par excellence. pic.twitter.com/tTsCyOgHR4
— Kabira (@SecularTrainee) March 20, 2021
@priyankachopra would you please give out the address of the #mosque which allows Singing and Dancing ? By definition singing is haram in #Islam. Its not u, ur pseudo secularism is at play here. Have the moral courage to be truthful. #Taliban pl take note she is defaming you. https://t.co/jxzacUg5mO
— AllergicToHypocrisy (@hypocrisy_to) March 19, 2021