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'My father would have been very proud of me': Priyanka Chopra on receiving Padma Shri award

India TV Entertainment Desk 27 Jan 2016, 13:18:50 IST
India TV Entertainment Desk

New Delhi: Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra is on cloud nine these days and all thanks to her achievement on her professional front.

The diva recently won the People's Choice Award for Best Actress for Quantico. In fact, she became the first South-Asian actress to have won this award.

While Priyanka was still in the hangover of her international achievement, here comes another big news for her.

The ‘Barfi' actress is conferred with Padma Shri, India's fourth-highest civilian honour.

Priyanka Chopra is being awarded this honour for her critically acclaimed performances and contribution to the Indian cinema.

The actress just can't stop smiling over her achievement and feels very humbled about it.

“Being awarded the Padma Shri from the Government of India is a great honour and I am humbled to receive it. I am the daughter of Indian Defence Services…. the child of 2 army officers, which makes this so much more special to me. I know that this Award would have made my father very proud of me. My congratulations to the other awardees of this year. I am privileged to be a part of such an illustrious list of achievers,” Priyanka told a leading daily.

The ‘Mary Kom' actress went on to congratulate her fellow counterparts who have received the civilian honour. She stated, “My congratulations to the other awardees of this year! I am privileged to be a part of such an illustrious list of achievers. To be a part of this century-old Indian Cinema, for more than a decade has been a fantastic journey. I have grown not only as an actor but also as an individual. I share this honour with all my co-stars, directors, technicians and everyone who has been part of this journey with me.”

“There is so much I have to be grateful for and I have strived to give back in any way that I can.  I will continue my efforts to bring pride to my country wherever I am and in the best possible way,” she further added.

Currently, Priyanka Chopra is in US shooting for the American series ‘Quantico' in which she plays the role of an FBI agent named Alex Parrish.