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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.
Priyanka was invited in the Royal Wedding as she is a close friend of Meghan Markel. Wikimedia commons

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 Joins Hand With Facebook For #SocialForGood Live Event

"Social Media has been playing a pivotal role in recent times to bring awareness to issues that affect minorities, local communities and even matters of national importance

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Priyanka joins hands with Facebook. Flickr

Actress Priyanka Chopra has partnered with Facebook India for a live event called #SocialForGood to spread awareness on issues like mental health, cyber bullying and women entrepreneurship.

#SocialForGood will be a four hour long live event, which will take place on November 27 on Facebook.

Talking about the event and influence of social media on social issues, Priyanka Chopra said in a statement: “There is no denying the power of social media. It is a force which once unleashed, is difficult to control or stop. Its force comes from the huge influence it wields and recognising that means, using it well, to do some good.

“I have personally witnessed the positive effects of social media in bringing awareness and action to many of the causes I hold dear to my heart. The right content can make all the difference.”

Priyanka Chopra's subtle reply when asked about marriage.
Priyanka Chopra. IANS

The actress feels the idea to use “it to bring awareness to causes that matter, celebrate some real-life stories and also inspire people to do their bit for the community, is fantastic” idea.

“I am looking forward to this partnership with Facebook. May the Force to spread the good, be with all of us #SocialForGood,” she added. Apart from the “Baywatch” actress, the event will also witness other big names from the industry who have been active on social media in spreading awareness and education among people. The names are yet to be announced.

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“Social Media has been playing a pivotal role in recent times to bring awareness to issues that affect minorities, local communities and even matters of national importance.

“With #SocialForGood, our endeavour is to shine a spotlight on some of the fantastic work our community of public figures and socially-responsible volunteers have been doing to bring positive change, not just on the internet but our everyday lives, ” said Saket Jha Saurabh – Head of Entertainment Partnerships, Facebook India. (IANS)