Ayesha Malik, the Pakistani woman who confronted Priyanka Chopra Jonas about allegedly encouraging India-Pakistan nuclear war at a beauty event in Los Angeles and labelled her a ‘hypocrite’.
She claims she was “extremely disappointed” at the UN ambassador and global star’s response to her question.
“She had so many months to read up on this. I actually believed there was a part of her that would say something correct,” said Malik in an interview with Gulf News tabloid!
She likened Chopra Jonas, a former Miss World, to beauty pageant contestants with the propensity to say “empty words” and “fluff responses”.
“But deep down, she doesn’t believe any of it. This time her PR team was not in her ear. What we got was raw, unfiltered Priyanka,” said Ayesha Malik.
While Priyanka Jonas coolly dismissed her criticism with a mixture of studied smugness and sweetness, Malik claims she always held the ‘Quantico’ star to a higher standard of conduct and ideal.
Ayesha, who runs a car dealership company in Alaska and is an Instagram influencer with more than 95,000 followers, claims she had no intention to take on Chopra Jonas at the beauty event.
But hearing her speak about loving her neighbours and accepting other cultures at that panel discussion underlined her duplicity, claims Ayesha Malik.
On February 26, Chopra Jonas had tweeted ‘Jai Hind’, a slogan loosely translated as Hail India, with the hashtag #IndianArmy alluding to Indian fighter jets bombing militant training camp in Pakistan.
The tweet had evoked polarizing reactions with several calling out Chopra Jonas for encouraging war.
Since her exchange with Priyanka, her Twitter following — on a page that she mainly maintains for her close friends — has jumped from 600 to 18,000 followers.
Her YouTube channel, on which she has uploaded a few videos on hair and beauty, has also seen a jump in followers.