B-Town actress Priyanka Chopra is now a known face in Hollywood as well.
Lately, Priyanka Chopra Jonas issued an apology for her participation in the reality competition show, The Activist. The Indian actress along with American singer-songwriter Usher and Dancing with the Stars’ Julianne Hough were chosen as the hosts on the reality show.
The Activist portrays six inspiring activists working with three high-profile public figures to bring meaningful change to one of three vitally important world causes: health, education and environment.
In her statement, The Sky Is Pink actress said, “I have been moved by the power of your voices over the past week. At its core, Activism is fuelled by cause and effect, and when people come together to raise their voice about something, there is always an effect. You were heard.”
About reality show The Activist, Priyanka wrote, “The show got it wrong, and I’m sorry that my participation in it disappointed many of you. The intention was always to bring attention to the people behind the ideas and highlight the actions and impact of the causes they support tirelessly. I’m happy to know that in this new format, their stories will be the highlight, and I’m proud to collaborate with partners who have their ear to the ground and know when it’s time to hit pause and re-evaluate”.
Produced by CBS and Global Citizen, the series pitted activists against each other before a panel of celebrity judges and their success would have been judged on the basis of their social media campaigns.
Just days after the reality show was released, there was widespread backlash on social media. Many people labelled the series as insensitive and tone-deaf. Some called the show’s concept a ‘dystopian’ celebration of ‘Insta-activism’.
On Wednesday, CBS along with producing partners Global Citizen and Live Nation declared that they were changing the format of The Activist to a one-time documentary special instead of a five-episode competition series. The series was earlier scheduled for release on October 22 but now as the competitive elements of it have been removed, the makers will soon announce a new release date.
On the work front, the Hollywood actress will next be seen in The Matrix: Resurrections, starring Keanu Reeves, Carrie-Anne Moss, and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II. Her upcoming projects include Text For You, the Amazon Prime Video’s thriller series Citadel, and a Bollywood movie which marks Farhan Akhtar’s directing comeback, titled Jee Le Zaraa, also featuring Katrina Kaif and Alia Bhatt.