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Priyanka Chopra gets Padma Shri, calls it “best award”

Priyanka Chopra was awarded the prestigious Padma Shri by President Pranab Mukherjee at the Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi.

By: PTI | New Delhi | Updated: April 13, 2016 12:16 am
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Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra was today awarded the prestigious Padma Shri, India’s fourth highest civilian honour by President Pranab Mukherjee at an event at the Rashtrapati Bhavan here.

The 33-year-old former Miss World, who especially flew down to India from her “Baywatch” shoot in Los Angeles to receive the honour, said Padma Shri is the best award.

“This is the best award I have ever received. Thank you so much. I am grateful,” she told reporters here.

The “Jai Gangajaal” star looked elegant in a lemon yellow saree as she received the honour.

The actress ventured into Bollywood in 2003 with the film “The Hero: Love Story of a Spy” followed by “Andaaz”, “Mujhse Shaadi Karogi”, “Krrish”, “Fashion” and “Bajirao Mastani”.

She has made India proud globally with her role of FBI agent Alex Parrish in “Quantico” and bagging the Hollwood film “Baywatch” alongside Dwayne Johnson and Zac Efron.

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    Azhar Ali
    Apr 12, 2016 at 10:34 am
    Padma awards to the new generation of the Bollywood actresses even within a comparatively short span of time is a welcome gesture but ignoring immense contribution of many living legends of yore like Mala Sinha , Asha Parekh and Waheeda Rehman to the Hindi film industry is outlandish! Although Sadhna is no more now. They deserve a great deal for what they have contributed to Bollywood during their long acting careers.They are versatile actors and have enthralled several generations of Indian movie-goers with their varying powerful performances which have left indelible imprints on their minds. They merit consideration!
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      david
      Apr 12, 2016 at 11:12 am
      Shame.
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        david
        Apr 12, 2016 at 11:10 am
        She got this award because of her nudity and not for any talent.
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          shishir
          Apr 12, 2016 at 9:45 am
          Its Padmashri
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            shishir
            Apr 12, 2016 at 9:44 am
            Team Priyanka Chopra ‎@TeamPriyankalt;br/gt;Ladies and gentlemen... Presenting #PadmaShriPriyankaChopra! Super proud of all your achievements @priyankachopra
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