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Internationally acclaimed Indian actress Priyanka Chopra, who made heads turn with her chic lilac dress suit at actress Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's wedding on Saturday, says the day will be remembered as it stood for change and hope.
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Los Angeles: Former Miss World and renowned Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra has won Favourite Actress award at the People’s Choice Awards (PCA) 2016 here for her lead role in American TV thriller series “Quantico”.

The 33-year-old, who plays the role of an FBI agent named Alex Parish in the show, was competing against actresses like Emma Roberts, Jamie Lee Curtis, Lea Michele and Marcia Gay Harden in the category.

Hollywood actor Vin Diesel presented her the award on Wednesday evening who is said to be the first South Asian actress to win the title.

“Quantico” co-writer Sharbari Ahmed posted on Twitter: “Congratulations @priyankachopra ! the FIRST South Asian Actress to win a PCA”

The popular American awards show recognises the people and the work of popular culture, where votes are given by the general public. The show is currently in its 42nd edition.

Priyanka took to Twitter to thank all for supporting her in her debut TV series after winning the award.

“I am so fortunate! Thank you to everyone who voted for me at the #PCAs! My #PCManiacs- I am nothing without you! Big love,” she tweeted alongside a photograph of herself with the trophy.

Priyanka looked stunning at the awards gala in her glittering gold and silver dress designed by American fashion designer Vera Wang. Her makeup was done by Stephanie Barnes. She posted a photograph of Barnes’s makeup station on Twitter just before the show.

The National Award winning actress, best known for her roles in films like “Andaaz”, “Aitraaz”, “Krrish”, “Fashion” and “Mary Kom”, was last seen on the silver screen as Kashibai in filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s 2015 film “Bajirao Mastani”.

Bollywood celebrities like Nimrat Kaur and Sunny Leone later congratulated Priyanka over making India proud again.

Nimrat, who played a pivotal role in American TV series “Homeland”, tweeted: “Brilliant and so incredibly well deserved! So so proud of this tigress! A first of many more to go @priyankachopra.”

Sunny wrote: “@priyankachopra wowy wow! Congrats! Party hard tonight!”

Priyanka will soon be seen onscreen in forthcoming Bollywood film “Jai Gangaajal”, which is slated to release on March 4.(IANS)

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The First Assamese Movie Produced by Priyanka Chopra to Release Soon!

In an earlier interview, Barua had told IANS that the film is about a young village woman who has experiences in a situation that is socio-politically volatile

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Jahnu Barua directorial “Bhoga Khirikee”, the first Assamese movie to be produced by Priyanka Chopra, will release on October 26.

Produced by Priyanka’s Purple Pebble Pictures and Shahnaab Alam’s Easterly Entertainment, the movie will also open the second edition of the Guwahati International Film Festival (GIFF) at the Srimanta Sankaradeva Kalakshetra on October 25.

The announcement was made at a conference here on Wednesday in the presence of Pabitra Margherita, the Chairman of Jyoti Chitraban, GIFF Festival Director Monita Borgohain, producers Madhu Chopra and Alam, Barua, lead actor Zerifa Wahid, composer Ibson Lal Baruah, singer Anindita Paul, art director Phatik Baruah and executive producer Sartaj Alam.

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Priyanka Chopra’s Assamese film to release on October 26. Flickr

“Bhoga Khirikee” also stars stellar performers like Seema Biswas, Joy Kashyap, Sanjay Khargharia, Kasvi Sharma, Mohommed Ali Shah and Bishnu Khargharia.

In an earlier interview, Barua had told IANS that the film is about a young village woman who has experiences in a situation that is socio-politically volatile.

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While he was happy that a well-known name like Priyanka Chopra had come forward to support Assamese cinema, Barua said that ultimately a film is accepted based on the subject and issue one deals with, and how that is represented.

“Each and every social problem has a side of universality. Certain things are universal, and it can happen anywhere, so it is identified everywhere… In my films, the main graph is humanity… the cause of humanity, and that is same everywhere. So, I feel like earlier films also, this will also be accepted everywhere,” Barua had told IANS. (IANS)