Priyanka Chopra has made her mark in the West, first with her TV series ‘Quantico’ followed by her Hollywood debut film ‘Baywatch’. Now, the actress has another reason to celebrate. Priyanka is all set to receive the prestigious Dadasaheb Phalke Academy Award in a new category that has been introduced by the jury – the ‘International Acclaimed Actress Award’. The ‘Mary Kom’ actress, who has done the country proud with her achievements in the international circuit, will be the first recipient of this award. It is not yet confirmed if PeeCee will attend the award ceremony that will be held on June 1.
“Priyanka’s hard and sincere efforts have helped her place herself on an international platform with grace. She is representing India at a global level and that has made every Indian proud of her work. This compelled us to introduce this fresh category in the awards,” Dadasaheb Phalke Academy and Award Committee chairman Ganesh Jain said in a statement, reports PTI.
That’s not all. Priyanka’s mother Madhu Chopratoo will be honoured with Dadasaheb Phalke Award in the Best Film category for her maiden production, ‘Ventilator’.
Celebrities like Anil Kapoor, Kapil Sharma, Juhi Chawla and Nitesh Tiwari, among others, are expected to attend the event.
The board of trustees of the Dadasaheb Phalke Academy Awards include Johny Lever, Pahlaj Nihalani, Mithun Chakraborty and TP Agrawal.
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