Bollywood actress Parineeti Chopra from Haryana's Ambala, was named the brand ambassador of the Manohar Lal Khattar government's 'Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao' campaign in 2015.
Last week, we saw reports coming that Bollywood actress Parineeti Chopra was dropped from the campaign after she criticised police crackdown against students of Jamia Millia Islamia and Aligarh Muslim University protesting the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA). She called the police action on students "barbaric".
"If this is what's gonna happen every time a citizen expresses their view, forget #CAB, we should pass a bill and not call our country a democracy anymore! Beating up innocent human beings for speaking their mind? Barbaric," she tweeted on December 17.
Later, many reports stated that she was removed as the face of the "Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao" campaign initiative by Modi Government.
According to the actress' spokesperson Parineeti Chopra was not removed as the face of the "Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao" scheme as her association with the campaign had expired two years ago.
The actor, who hails from Haryana's Ambala, was named the brand ambassador of the Manohar Lal Khattar government's campaign in 2015.
"Parineeti Chopra's association with the 'Beti Bachao Beti Padhao' campaign in Haryana expired as of April 2017.
"There is no truth to these speculations, and we request you to refrain from reporting the same kindly," a spokesperson for the actor said in a statement.
Not just Pari, several Bollywood celebrities have voiced their disappointment over the Act on social media.
The CAA seeks to grant Indian citizenship to Hindu, Sikh, Buddhist, Parsi and Christian refugees from the neighbouring countries -- Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Bangladesh.
(Inputs from PTI)
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Last Updated 23, Dec 2019, 12:48 PM