New Delhi: 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. Although she made the long haul trip back home, she's not sure if she'll mark attendance at Barack Obama's 'White House Correspondents' dinner' later this year.
Speaking late night in New Delhi, Priyanka said “This is the best award I have ever received. Thank you so much. I am grateful.”
The “Jai Gangajaal” star looked elegant in a lemon yellow saree as she received the honor.
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.