As an international icon, Priyanka Chopra has been vocal about sexism, the gender wage gap in entertainment, and women's empowerment.
So it was definitely disappointing to see her not react to Salman Khan's "raped woman" comment and share the stage with him at the IIFA Awards press conference.
When Chopra was asked to comment on Khan's remark by the Khaleej Times, she dodged the question, claiming that she doesn't want to "add to the noise":
First of all, you should be asking the person who made this comment. It is very important for the media and for me as women to use our power and talk about the real problem which is happening in India every single day to so many women instead of pushing a controversy for a headline, which is unfair.
There is so much reality happening like a brutal rape case in Bihar took place - why is no one talking about the issue. A lot has been said about the Salman issue. I don't want to add to the noise. I would rather bring notice on real issues... The real problem is us talking about how to treat our women better in India and how to treat women better generally.
When one of the most influential men in the country makes light of a crime that occurs to an Indian woman once every 22 minutes, it's a pretty "real issue" tbh.