'Quantico' star Priyanka Chopra wins prestigious India award

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Posted: Apr 12, 2016 11:35 AM
'Quantico' star Priyanka Chopra wins prestigious India award

NEW DELHI (AP) — Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra, who has won global acclaim for her role as FBI agent Alex Parrish on ABC's "Quantico," received a prestigious award from India's president on Tuesday for her contribution to the Indian cinema.

Dressed in a lime-green sari, Chopra received India's fourth-highest civilian honor from President Pranab Mukherjee in New Delhi.

The former Miss World ventured into Hindi cinema in 2003 with the film "The Hero: Love Story of a Spy" and "Andaaz," and also has a singing career.

Chopra, 33, who flew to India from her "Baywatch" shoot in Los Angeles to receive the award, said it was "the best award I have ever received."

In her role on "Quantico," she plays an Indian-American whose fledgling FBI career and freedom are in jeopardy after a New York terrorist attack.

Despite her role in the U.S., she says has no intention of abandoning her film career back home.