After more than 50 Bollywood films, several film awards, one American Drama series and her first Hollywood film Baywatch that is all set for its release, Priyanka Chopra is a full-throttle global brand and superstar. Apart from acting and producing films, Priyanka Chopra was also appointed as UNICEF’s Goodwill Ambassador, for which she flew down to Zimbabwe after her MET Gala debut.
Not many know that almost two decades ago, PC has an agenda in her mind which was reflected in one of the answers she gave during the Beauty pageant. 17 years ago, at the Miss world Pageant, Priyanka Chopra was asked, “What do you want to happen after this, obviously you would like to win but if you won is this a stepping stone to something else in life?”
Sarah Sithole or Mbuya(granny) is just 58 years old. Thomas 14(green) wants to grow up and be a driver and Luckmore 17 (stripes) wants to be a mechanic.. Mbuyas daughter left her sons (from teenage pregnancies) in her care because she got married and her husband did not want these kids. Mbuya sells vegetables to send them to school and survive. She was cooking sweet potatoes for lunch and shared them with me.. she hopes her grand sons will look after her in her old age because she has raised 5 children and 7 grandchildren.. and still has backbreaking work to do every day just to survive. Thank you for sharing your home and story with me.. 🙏🏻 @unicef #EndViolence #zimbabwe
PC replied, “Well it’s a stepping stone to anything I want to do because Miss world is a platform where I get a chance to influence people’s thoughts, mind, and action which is the biggest power of them all. And to be able to do that will give me the power to help people understand what their rights are and what they can be, the best they can be.”
Cut to, 2017. PC is on a mission to end child abuse in Africa. Priyanka Chopra also said how she is dismayed by the level of sexual violence against children in Zimbabwe, with government officials telling her many young girls are actually ‘asking for it’.
This is Mashava, she is 11 years old.. she is the sole caretaker of 4 children..2 siblings and 2 cousins as her parents are dead and her grandmother who was their caretaker had a stroke so is bed ridden. Mashava doesn't want to go to school anymore because she feels like her dreams r not worth anything as she is a young mother to her family.. if u carefully look at her eyes you will see the blank stare of submission to what her life is and will be. So much strength and bravery. My heart broke. I don't have words. 🙏🏻 thank you #unicef for all the help you provide these children. Thank you letting me help.
She said it was ‘an eye-opening experience’ meeting girls who had been shunned by society and thrown out of their homes after being raped. She says girls are told it’s their fault.
Taking time out of her acting schedule and dedicating almost a week for a good cause is not something that a global superstar usually does but for Priyanka Chopra, it surely seems to be one of her top priorities. Pointing out at this very fact, PC’s fans have started sharing this video where they’re thanking her for keeping the promise that she made years ago. Have a look.
Watch the video right here.
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