Priyanka Chopra, actress & Miss World 2000 is DISOWNED!

<a href='//' title='Priyanka Chopra' class='article_display_tag' data-id='priyanka-chopra' id='article_tag_data_priyanka-chopra' style='display: inline-block;'><strong>Priyanka Chopra</strong></a>Actress and Miss World 2000, Priyanka Chopra is not the prodigal daughter Bareilly would like to welcome back. People in her hometown say she's a bad example for their children to follow...
...Both Priyanka and her father Col Dr Ashok Chopra are peeved at the studied indifference to her star status. "Priyanka has carved a niche for herself in Bollywood. She has got international recognition and the people of Bareilly should feel obliged to my daughter who has placed the town on the world map. Sadly however she hasn't even been honoured at a local function," laments Dr Chopra.

The former Miss World, who began as Bareilly Club's May Queen in 1999, too is hurt by the lack of recognition in her birthplace. According to her: "Whatever I have achieved has been on my own steam. There's no godfather to help me and I have depended solely on my own abilities and talent to get this far. While I have brought laurels to Bareilly, I feel disappointed the city has never reciprocated with the kind of admiration I deserve. My family respects the emotions of the people of Bareilly and that is the reason why we have never sold our house there. Sometimes when I go back, the response lacks a certain warmth."

The shift in public mood is palpable. After defying a ban imposed by the Vishwa Hindu Parishad and Bajrang Dal to cheer Priyanka's return from the Miss World pageant in 2000, the locals now lash out at her for being a terrible role model. "I don't want my daughters to find out too much about her. Priyanka doesn't even know how to act. Her willingness to expose at the drop of a hat is her only claim to fame. If she takes off her clothes to get roles, that is not something I can encourage my own children to do," says A K Gupta, an accountant.

Pummy Srivastava, a Barely housewife is equally scathing in her attack. "Priyanka promotes nudity in all her films and has done a great deal of harm to family values. Actresses like her do nothing positive for our society. How then can they expect to be feted for their achievements?" she insists.