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Priyanka Chopra bags award at People’s Choice Awards for ‘Quantico’

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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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Priyanka Chopra Wants the World to Care and Support Rohingya Refugees

Almost 700,000 refugees have fled violence in neighbouring Myanmar and arrived in Cox's Bazar since August 2017, according to the UN.

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Priyanka is on a field visit here

Actress and global Unicef Goodwill Ambassador for Child Rights Priyanka Chopra, who is on a field visit here, has urged the world to care for and support Rohingya refugees, among whom are a whole lot of children who she says are scarred for life because of their ordeal.

Priyanka on Monday visited Cox’s Bazaar, one of the largest refugee camps in the world, and shared photographs of her experience with Rohingya children, on Instagram.

Almost 700,000 refugees have fled violence in neighbouring Myanmar and arrived in Cox’s Bazar since August 2017, according to the UN.

“In the second half of 2017, the world saw horrific images of ethnic cleansing from the Rakhine State of Myanmar (Burma). This violence drove nearly 700,000 Rohingya across the border into Bangladesh – 60 per cent are children!

“Many months later they are still highly vulnerable, living in overcrowded camps with no idea when or where they will ever belong…even worse, when they will get their next meal,” Priyanka wrote.

“And as they finally start to settle and feel a sense of safety, monsoon season looms…threatening to destroy all that they have built so far. This is an entire generation of children that have no future in sight.”

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An Oct. 5, 2017 image taken from a video released by Arakan Rohingya National Organization shows villagers preparing to cross a river towards the Maungdaw township in the Rakhine state that borders Bangladesh.

Priyanka, who had met Syrian refugee children in Jordan last year, says children are at the “forefront of this humanitarian crisis, and they desperately need our help”.

“The world needs to care. We need to care. These kids are our future,” she wrote.

Priyanka also shared a video talking about how the refugees had to travel by foot to enter Bangladesh.

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“Their trip here was filled with many hardships and tremendous danger. Many of them made their journey on foot, walking for days through the hills, then floating across the Naf River or the Bay of Bengal on make shift boats… Many of them injured, pregnant, elderly.

“Their ordeal did not end here, after entering Bangladesh, they would often have to wait for days, sleeping in the open fields with no food or water, for aid workers to reach them. For a lot of the Rohingya children, this ordeal will leave them scarred, physically and emotionally, for the rest of their lives,” she added.

Priyanka asked for helping these children “because right now, their future is bleak”. (BollywoodCountry)