Priyanka Chopra’s Padma Shri has actually been awarded to her a little over 15 years after her entry into the international arena, when she beat 95 other entrants on November 30, 2000 to end up being Miss World.
Lara Dutta ended up being Miss Universe, that year, and Dia Mirza Miss Asia Pacific. Neither has actually had as good an innings as Piggy-Chops, a sobriquet bestowed upon Priyanka by Abhishek Bachchan throughout their shooting of the 2005 film Bluffmaster– a moderate hit.
This child of 2 army doctors entered showbiz in 2002 in a long-forgotten Tamil movie Thamizhan, a flop, before avoiding into Bollywood the next year with not one however 2 films– Andaaz and The Hero. She won 2 Filmfare awards for the former– Best Promoting Actress and Best Female Launching.
In 2004 she played a negative role in Aitraaz an Akshay Kumar-Kareena Kapoor starrer, too much crucial recognition, receiving the very best Performance in Negative Role award from Filmfare.
For many years while offering her share of hits and misses, Priyanaka slowly carved out a niche of somebody who, while not a constant candidate for the numero uno position, could be depended upon to make an impact in the films she remained in.
There was Krrish in 2006, Dostana and Fashion in 2008, Kaminey in 2009 (together with the why-did-I-see-this What’s Your Raashee), Anjanaa-Anjani in 2010, Agneepath and Barfi in 2012, Krrish 3 in 2013, Mary Kom in 2014 and Bajirao Mastani in 2015 and naturally her entry into Hollywood with the US-based serial Quantico and her approaching role in Baywatch.
Regardless of all of these accomplishments simply why she benefits a Padma Shri, which when appeared to be a rather exalted honour, appears a little hard to comprehend. But if Saif Ali Khan, who has done much less, can get one why can not Priyanka?
Looking at her strengths one notifications a constant, unflagging drive and a determination to take risks with the kind of roles she takes. No doubt, like SRK and Big B, Priyanka is also a name that the world is learning more about. She is putting India on the international map as far as a Bollywood heroine doing glam action-packed Hollywood role, goes.