At a time when governments and nations across the world are going bananas convincing smokers to quit or face cancer, prime social influencer Priyanka Chopra and her mother were caught smoking in a picture, apparently clicked in Miami.While the mom is seen enjoying a cigar, daughter Priyanka ,who is a selfconfessed asthmatic, is seen swigging on a cigarette.
Priyanka’s husband Nick Jonas who is cigar smoker, is also seen smoking in the picture.
Understandably there is worldwide outrage at this incriminating photograph.
An actress colleague of Priyanka who wishes to go unnamed says there’s no harm in smoking as long as you don’t get caught. “I am okay with Priyanka and her mother smoking. It’s their problem, not mine. But once this visual (of mother and daughter smoking) goes viral it becomes everybody’s problem,”
There was a move afoot some years ago to ban on all bollywood A-listers from smoking on and off screen, as this was seen to be an adverse influence on society. Big stars like Tanuja, Dimple Kapadia, Ranbir Kapoor are chain smokers who ensure they are never seen smoking in public.