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Actress Priyanka Chopra has been called a hypocrite and accused of "encouraging nuclear war" over a tweet she posted supporting Indian armed forces amid escalating tensions with Pakistan.

The Indian star, a former Miss World who made her name in Bollywood before moving to the US, was questioned by a woman in the audience during a Q&A at a cosmetics event in Los Angeles.

The woman, who later named herself on Twitter as Ayesha Malik, was handed the microphone to ask a question at the BeautyCon event.

"It was kind of hard hearing you talk about humanity, because as your neighbour, a Pakistani, I know you're a bit of a hypocrite," Ms Malik said.

She cited a tweet sent by Chopra's official account on 26 February in which the actress wrote "Jai Hind", meaning "victory to India".

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The post included the hashtag #IndianArmedForces.

Nuclear-equipped India and Pakistan have already fought two wars over the legitimacy of Kashmir and the area has been a source of continued tension since independence in 1947.

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Tensions over the future of the Himalyan territory escalated dramatically a week ago when India announced it had decided to revoke the territory's special status which guaranteed it certain autonomy.

Malik added: "You are a Unicef ambassador for peace and you're encouraging nuclear war against Pakistan. There's no winner in this.

"As a Pakistani, millions of people like me have supported you in your business of Bollywood."

Staff then grabbed the microphone away. Chopra, who is married to US pop star Nick Jonas, replied: "I hear you. Whenever you're done venting. Got it? Done? Okay, cool."

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