Priyanka Chopra won many hearts on Saturday when she calmly responded to a woman from Pakistan who called the actor a "hypocrite" at a US event and questioned her on a tweet after the Balakot air strike.
Priyanka Chopra was answering audience's questions at the Beautycon Festival Los Angeles 2019 when the woman accused the actor, who is also United Nation's Goodwill ambassador, of "encouraging nuclear war in Pakistan".
In a video circulated widely on Twitter, the woman is heard telling Priyanka Chopra: "You are United Nations Goodwill ambassador for peace and you are encouraging nuclear war in Pakistan. There is no way you are in this ...As a Pakistani, millions of people, like me, have supported you in your business."
The question referred to the Quantico actor's tweet in February after India's air strike at a Jaish-e-Mohammed terror camp at Pakistan's Balakot.
Jai Hind #IndianArmedForces 🇮🇳 🙏🏽— PRIYANKA (@priyankachopra) February 26, 2019
The tweet had stirred a row on social media at the time with many users asking the same question.
On Saturday, Ms Chopra responded to the woman without losing her calm. "I have many, many friends from Pakistan and I am from India. War is not something I'm really fond of but I am patriotic, so I'm sorry if I hurt sentiments to people who do love me and have loved me," she said.
"But I think that all of us have a sort of, a middle ground that we all have to walk. Just like you probably do as well. The way that you came at me right now, girl, don't yell. We're all here for love," she added.
The actor won praise on social media for her reply. "Priyanka's cool and dignified response should be applauded. Love her," a user wrote.
"Beautiful reply by our proud @priyankachopra," another user said. Many criticised the Pakistani questioner, calling her disrespectful.
The 37-year-old Bollywood actor, who has also made a mark in Hollywood, stars in Shonali Bose's "The Sky Is Pink". She will also be seen with American actor Mindy Kaling in a wedding comedy.