MUMBAI, Sept 15 - Actress Priyanka Chopra today apologised for hurting the �Priyanka sentiments and pride� of the people of Sikkim by incorrectly describing the State as insurgency-hit.
The State Government had condemned the actress and demanded an apology while social media users dubbed her �politically illiterate�.
In an interview at the Toronto International Film Festival, the actress-producer had said her film �Pahuna� was the first film to come out of the region which was troubled with insurgency.
Hoping to pacify the Government and the people of Sikkim, the �Quantico� star issued a lengthy statement to apologise.
�It saddens me that a comment I made during a recent interview at TIFF has caused this much pain when that was never the intention at all. I never meant to imply that Sikkim has insurgency. My statement was in the context of the film that deals with people who seek refuge after they suffer from conflict,� she said.
Describing Sikkim as a �peaceful, green State with peace loving people�, she said, �I know that my statements have hurt the sentiments and pride of the people of Sikkim and for that I truly apologise.�
She said she took �full responsibility� for her remarks and admitted that she should have been better informed. � PTI