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Priyanka Chopra interviews US Vice President Kamala Harris

Update : 02 Oct 2022, 12:00

Priyanka Chopra visited the White House on Friday to speak to US Vice President Kamala Harris at the Democratic National Committee Women's Leadership Forum.

In her opening remarks the 'Quantico' actress said, "In my home country of India, women have held the highest elected offices. From our first-twice elected Prime Minister Indira Gandhi in 1966 to our current president Droupadi Murmu."

"It's so baffling to me, that in this country (US) the great land of so much opportunity, so much revolution- We have not seen that final glass ceiling shattered," she continued.

The 40-year-old actress started off the conversation with a joke about mansplaining, commenting on the silence in the room by saying, “Do you hear that sound? That is the sound of no mansplaining, ladies.”

Priyanka interviewed the US Vice President and asked some important questions about pay parity, gun laws in the US and a lot more.

During her session with Priyanka at the Democratic National Committee (DMC) Women's Leadership Forum in Washington DC, they talked about various issues including reproductive rights, gun violence, pay disparity and equal opportunities.

The actress shared glimpses of her White House visit on her Instagram Stories.

Priyanka further drew parallels between her and Harris by adding, "I think we're both daughters of India in a way. You're a proud American-born daughter of an Indian mom, I am an Indian born of two physicians, as parents and a recent immigrant to this country who totally still believes in the wholehearted you know, American dream." 

She said that she was baffled that the US is the great land of opportunity and revolution. 

Priyanka also told Kamala that this year was the first time she received equal pay to her male co-stars. And as their conversation turned to women's rights, US Vice President urged people to vote in the midterm elections starting on November 8, saying, “We have got to do everything we can in the next 39 days to remind people what is at stake in these elections.”





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