WEB DESK: Bollywood turned Hollywood star Priyanka Chopra has been honored with Padma Shri award on Tuesday at a glitzy ceremony.
India’s fourth highest civilian honour was awarded to the actor by President Pranab Mukherjee.
Priyanka, who has garnered international acclaim with her performance in the American TV series Quantico, was dressed in a traditional, lime green sari while receiving the honour.
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The actress took to Twitter to express her happiness.
— PRIYANKA (@priyankachopra) April 12, 2016
The Bajirao Mastani actress is currently engaged in the shoot of her Hollywood debut film Baywatch.
India Today reports the actor as saying, ”From Dil Dhadakane Do to Bajirao Mastani to getting People’s Choice award for Quantico and now Padma Shri…I can’t explain in words what emotions I am going through. I think I am living my dream.”
“I think it’s all the benefit of working hard. I don’t take my job for granted,” she said.
On the other hand, ace tennis player Sania Mirza has also been awarded the Padma Bhushan honour, for her contribution in the world of tennis.
The award is India’s third highest civilian honour. Sania took to Twitter to express her humility.
— Sania Mirza (@MirzaSania) April 12, 2016