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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:

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  1. S
    Apr 13, 2016 at 5:10 am
    Representing India abroad is something a COUNTRY should be proud of. No nation is greater than ours. PC can be proud about it, I can be proud about it as her fan. But you cannot attribute her success to PRIDE of Nation. Representing India on American TV Show is great for her, not for the nation remember that. India is above all, if her social work and awareness activities got her the award, then thats the right way to look at it. Not her acting on a abroad TV Show. Also, before you shout out others as illiterate, learn to pose your arguments in a constructive fashion.
    1. F
      Jan 26, 2016 at 10:34 pm
      I'm really really proud of you PC may you always rise and shine love you
      1. N
        Jan 26, 2016 at 8:20 am
        What a joke. How did India gain? What a farce to award these people who havent in anyway contributed towards progress of India.
        1. K
          kunal sharma
          Apr 12, 2016 at 1:16 pm
          seriously she espouses western values...how is her work related to upheaval of the mes? wait..was this award given on the 1st of Apr? Is this a joke?
          1. S
            Shivani Patel
            Jan 26, 2016 at 10:28 pm
            It's disgusting how all people like you do is complain. She has contributed a lot such as helped open schools for girls in India, raised awareness about how young females also deserve to be educated, and has also represented India abroad which is a very proud moment for the country. She has made our country proud but all you illiterates do is complain. Why don't you do something then if you think she has not done anything to help India progress.
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