At a time when governments and nations across the world are going bananas trying to convince smokers to quit or face cancer, prime social influencer Priyanka Chopra Jonas and her mother Madhu Chopra were photographed smoking in Miami. While Madhu is seen enjoying a cigar, Priyanka, who is a self-confessed asthmatic, is seen swigging on a cigarette.
Priyanka’s husband Nick Jonas, who is cigar smoker, can also be seen smoking in the picture.
Following the photo being shared, there is an outrage worldwide. An actress and 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, then it becomes everybody’s problem.”
There was a move afoot some years ago to ban all Bollywood A-listers from smoking both on and off screen, as this was seen to have an adverse influence on society. Big stars like Tanuja, Dimple Kapadia, and Ranbir Kapoor are chain smokers who ensure they are never seen smoking in public.