Priyanka Chopra to become Assam’S Brand Ambassador
The ‘Desi girl’ is now all set to be the ‘Assam girl’! Priyanka Chopra, the Bollywood actor who made her debut in Hollywood this year will now be the face of Assam, representing the State all over the world.
an official privy to the communication with the actress said, “Priyanka has been finalized for the face of Brand Assam from the option of other actors. She will be here in the State in November for the photo shoot.”
The source added, “The dealings are almost complete. However, contrary to the reports that she has officially signed, that has not happened yet.”
The actress will have photo shoots in some of the famous places of Assam like the Kamakhya temple, Kaziranga National park, Pobitara Wildlife Sanctuary, etc.
The source added, “As per the planning till now, Priyanka will stay only for one day. However, the time may increase.”
Sources also informed that the cost of the photo shoot is rated at 2 crore rupees in one day.
Reacting to the selection, Biraj Talukdar, President, AJYCP said, “Priyanka is a good choice but it would have been better if the personality is from Assam because there are many great artists from the State too.”
State Tourism Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma told said “People may question why that person is not someone from Assam, but the point is that there is nobody in Assam with an international touch which will not serve the purpose of popularizing Brand Assam in the international arena.”
He added, “We hope that this will help in building the image of the State all over the world.”
Uddip Jyoti Gogoi, Central Executive member said, “The person need not be necessarily from Assam but, what is important is how the ambassador presents the State to the world and what message she conveys.”
It may be mentioned that ace cricketer Sachin Tendulkar, Bollywood actors Deepika Padukone and Raveer Singh were also in the speculative list.