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News of Priyanka Chopra Jonas joining Netflix movie comes amidst controversy

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Bollywood and Quantico star Priyanka Chopra Jonas will be starring in We Can Be Heroes, a new Netflix film about a team of superhero children who have to save the world after aliens abduct their hero parents, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

However, the Indian actress is currently under fire, as Pakistan just launched an official complaint with the United Nations to remove her as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, according to Al Jazeera.

The move comes in response to Chopra Jonas’s supposed endorsement of the Indian national government’s lockdown and revocation of autonomy in Indian-administered Kashmir.

Chopra Jonas can be seen in the following video from earlier this month responding to someone who confronted her about a February tweet in which she allegedly encouraged war against Pakistan:

“Her jingoism and support for violations by the Modi government of international conventions and UN Security Council resolutions on Kashmir, as well as support for war, including a nuclear war, undermines the credibility of the UN position to which she been elevated,” Pakistan’s human rights minister Shireen Mazari said in a letter to UNICEF. “Unless she is removed immediately, the very idea of a UN goodwill ambassador for peace becomes a mockery globally.”

Her Twitter account is currently quiet on the matter.

Fresh Off The Boat’s Dylan Henry Lau and The Fast and the Furious actor Sung Kang have also been announced as part of the We Can Be Heroes cast, reports Deadline.

Sin City, Spy Kids, and Alita: Battle Angel director Robert Rodriguez will be writing, directing, and producing the movie.

Other major details about the project have yet to be revealed.

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