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After being slammed by classmate over poverty statement, Parineeti Chopra issues her clarification

Recentlly, actor Akshay Kumar and Parineeti Chopra attended ‘Women Self Defence Graduation Day’ event in Mumbai. Both the actors were also seen giving some advice and tips to all the women out there on self defence & Parineeti Chopra shares of of her real life childhood incident.

In her speech the “Ishaqzaade” actress told the students how she was ‘poor’ and could not learn martial arts. She also further mentioned that she did not even have money to travel to school by bus or auto and hence she took cycle.

She said, “Since we did not have enough money, I used to cycle my way to the school as we did not have the money to buy a car. My father used to be on his cycle at a few steps away from me only to ensure that none of the boys tease me or rag me.”

There used to be time when the boys used to tease me and even try to lift my skirt up. I always used to hate my parents for sending me to school on a cycle, to which they used to reply that they wanted me to be strong.” she added.

However, these statements were not well received by her schoolmates and they heavily criticized her for lying!

However, if a guy supposedly from Parineeti’s school, is to be believed, the actor’s rags-to-riches story is a lie. Kkanoo Gupta took to Facebook to slam Parineeti for “lying through the teeth” about her impoverished background.

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He posted, “Parineeti Chopra Shame…….. coming from a privileged background and lying through the teeth in front of camera. I guess this is what being a celebrity means. Create a fabricated sob story of no money no car etc etc. Coming from the same school I probably also remember the car her father used to have. And going to school on a cycle was a trend those days and also a privilege not every one had. My friends from CJM would probably understand the lies a bit better. SIC.”

Now, the actress  issued a clarification in her defense which shows the different angle of the story. She took to Twitter and wrote: ”Hi Everyone, I think what I said at a martial arts event a few days ago has been misconstrued in some places, so I would like to take a moment and clarify what I mean. As long as I was in school in Ambala, my brothers and I did not have access to a car and driver to take us to school, so they took the bus and I cycled. My dad followed close behind me to ensure I reached school safely. My dad did have a car that he used for his office work but we kids did not use it for school travel. As a child I hated going on a cycle! But today I understand that he was doing it to make me independent and keep me safe.”

”I know I said this even that day but somehow it’s been misconstrued, about something very irrelevant about me having car or not!! I was talking about using a car and driver to go to school that’s all. The essence of what and why I was giving that example was completely lost. I am proud to be present at a time that girls are becoming stronger with training in martial arts. If I had had such an opportunity back then, I know I would have felt much more confident! I am responding now as I was travelling out of the country all this while. I would request everyone concerned to please not let menial things like this take precedence over what I was actually trying to say, about women’s safety and the challenges that we girls face while growing up. Thank you!.” she added.

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