While a majority of Pakistanis were fawning over Imran Khan’s oath-taking ceremony, many were dissecting the trivial details of Priyanka Chopra’s engagement to Nick Jonas. On one hand, you have an important political event that will shape the future of Pakistan and on the other, you have the private (yet widely publicised) engagement ceremony of a Bollywood icon turned Hollywood actress and everybody’s childhood crush from the Jonas Brothers trio.

The question remains, why do we love to hate on Chopra?

Is it because she has shed her bedazzled Bollywood skin and made it as a polished and sophisticated Hollywood actress? Are we still suffering from a colonial epidemic that we consider a nod from the western society as the epitome of appraisal and success? Is making it in the exotic and paradise-like foreign land of the states so worthy of begrudging Chopra? Possibly.

Or perhaps we are distraught because she has ‘bagged a gora’. Who doesn’t love a shendi dotted with a few foreigners dancing awkwardly to ‘Kala Chashma’ in ill-fitting desi clothes?

So whether you hate the newly betrothed or are fangirling hard, the fact of the matter remains: your opinion does not matter. It is not warranted, nor is it needed. The multitude of social media platforms may have you believe that you have to express even the most insignificant of your views but unfortunately, that is not the case.

It is this author’s humble request that you find something better to do. Such as liking and sharing this very random and poorly written ‘article’.


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