Undeterred by the controversy aurrounding it, Parineeti Chopra attended an event of the 'Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao' campaign with Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar in Gurgaon on Tuesday.
Parineeti Chopra and Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar at a ‘Beti Bachao-Beti Padhao’ programme in Gurgaon on Tuesday. PIC/ PTI
A state government spokesman had recently announced that Parineeti Chopra was chosen brand ambassador for the campaign as she is from Ambala.
Immediately after the event, the state's Women and Child Development minister Kavita Jain claimed that the Haryana government had not appointed the actress and that she was supporting the campaign due to personal interest.
She said the state government has not made any payment to her for the purpose, and that Parineeti had expressed her wish to be part of the campaign without charging any fee. Controversy had erupted when Haryana Health minister Anil Vij tweeted that Khattar had kept him in the dark over Parineeti’s appointment as brand ambassador.