Priyanka Chopra collected the prestigious Padma Shri award presented to her by President Pranab Mukherjee at the Civil Investiture Ceremony held at Rashtrapati Bhavan in Delhi. She went traditional in a beautiful lemon yellow sari with a low cut blouse for the ceremony. Padma Shri is the fourth highest civilian award in India.
Other top winners included South Superstar Rajinikanth who received the Padma Vibhushan and tennis player Sania Mirza who was awarded with the Padma Bhushan honour.
Priyanka looked lovely in the sari designed by Madhurya Creations. It featured a handwoven Jamdani weave. The Bajirao Mastani actress was styled by Ami Patel who gave her a striking neckpiece from Apala by Sumit. Uday Shirali did her makeup which he finished with a striking pink lipstick and a green bindi.
Priyanka humbly thanked the media for their congratulatory wishes. She pegged the Padma Shri honour as the best award she had ever received in her career.
PeeCee specially flew down from Los Angeles for a day to collect the Padma Shri award. She is currently shooting for her Hollywood debut Baywatch and will fly back to the American city just in time for her TV show Quantico’s season finale.
While interacting with the media, the actress said that it has not been difficult for her to juggle different characters in her career. Priyanka went on to say that she is a spontaneous actor who acts organically because of which she manages to fit into many roles. She last lent her voice to the character of Kaa in Disney’s The Jungle Book.
Priyanka was recently invited to dine with Barrack Obama and his family at the annual White House Correspondents Dinner in Washington. She called all her recent honours, recognition and all the latest events in her life as surreal.
Priyanka’s last Bollywood outing was Jai Gangaajal which flopped at the box office. She has roped in Rajesh Mapuskar of Ferrari Ki Sawaari fame to direct a Marathi film named Ventilator for her production house called Purple Pebble Pictures which will be managed by her mother Dr. Madhu Chopra.
Last spotted, Priyanka attended Oscars 2016 in a strapless dress and diamond jewellery. She presented an award at the event with X-Men actor Liev Schreiber.