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Overwhelmed Priyanka Chopra wins People’s Choice Award: “Thank you all for accepting me”

By WITW Staff on January 7, 2016

Indian actress Priyanka Chopra has won the People’s Choice Award for “Favorite Actress in a New TV Series” for her role in Quantico, beating out Lea Michele, Jamie Lee Curtis, Marcia Gay Hayden, and Emma Roberts. The awards have been held annually since 1975, allowing fans to vote for their favorites in movies, music and television.

The newcomer to the U.S. thanked the fans, adding: “It’s my first year in America and to come to another country and actually get this kind of acceptance is I guess what America’s all about. So thank you all for accepting me.”

In her homeland, Chopra was last seen in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Bajirao Mastani.

In an interview with Women in the World in October, Chopra spoke about mastering an American accent, dealing with awkward sex scenes, and her character, FBI recruit Alex Parrish: “I mean, she’s very different from how I would think or you would think or many other people would think. She is unapologetic. She is very flawed. And that’s the kind of girl she is — bold and unapologetic.”

Read the full story at The Huffington Post.


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