New Delhi, Feb 20: Priyanka Chopra, who is now a global star, being roped in to promote the Assam tourism, is a master-stroke. WHo else than Priyanka to woo the foreign tourists to visit Assam. And since she is wooing an international audience it makes sense that she poses and acts in a western dress, here it is a frock.
But many netas are smelling rat here as they feel that the ad and Priyanka's dress and style don't go well with the ethos of Assam.
Congress MLA Rupjyoti Kurmi reportedly told TIME8, "Frock is not an Assamese attire and the calendar pictures were not sober at all. The government should have known how to preserve the prestige of the Assamese society, instead they could have used the traditional mekhela sador. This is the reason we have protested against the calendar,” Kurmi told . "The calendar was made to promote Assam internationally. It has also been sent to prominent international tour operators and dignitaries. Priyanka Chopra is an international figure and her presentation in the calendar has not diminished Assam’s culture in any way, " ATDC chairman Jayanta Malla Baruah told a Guwahati weekly.