Padma Shri honour result of my hard work: Priyanka Chopra

From bagging her first award for her American TV show to being one of the Padma Award winners, actress Priyanka Chopra says she is living a dream and the national honour is a result of her hardwork.

By: PTI | Mumbai | Updated: January 26, 2016 12:41 pm
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From bagging her first award for her American TV show to being one of the Padma Award winners, actress Priyanka Chopra says she is living a dream and the national honour is a result of her hardwork.

“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,” Priyanka, who is currently in Montreal, told PTI over phone.

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“I think it’s all the benefit of working hard. I don’t take my job for granted,” she said.

Priyanka will be conferred with Padma Shri, India’s fourth highest civilian honour.

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She became the first South Asian actor to win People’s Choice Awards (Favourite actress) for her American TV show “Quantico” earlier this month.

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“I am happy… excited that this honour came my way. It has been a good year for me. The start has been great. I am grateful to people who have acknowledged my work. Being the daughter of an army officer, this honour makes it more special,” Priyanka said.

The 33-year-old actress said she was elated to be among the illustrious personalities from films, arts and culture field who have receive the national honour.

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“I am excited and happy to be in the illustrious list of people and getting the award,” she said.

The actress-singer said awards are acknowledgement of an artists’ work and with honours comes responsibility to do better work.

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“I think with award comes encouragement to do better and good work. There is responsibility to perform better. I am happy (that) I am acknowledged for the work that I have done,” she said.

In her career spanning over a decade now, Priyanka has given some memorable performances in films like “Fashion”, “Kaminey”, “7 khoon Maaf”, “Barfi!”, “Mary Kom” and “Bajirao Mastani”.

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She recently made her debut in the American TV space with thriller series “Quantico” where she plays the role of an FBI agent, Alex Parrish.

Priyanka also took to twitter: