Priyanka Chopra received a honorary award at the 18th Marrakech International Film Festival. The Bollywood actress turned global icon made for a stunning appearance in a shiny golden-silver saree, and looked everything elegant and classy.
The actress took to her social media handle to look back at her career into cinemas that started twenty years back and expressed her ‘gratitude’ for being honoured. “To think that my career started nearly 20 years ago is surreal. I am honored and proud to be recognized tonight at the Marrakesh Film Festival. Thank you, truly, to everyone who came out to Jemaa el Fna square. #Gratitude. Thank you” said her post.
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To think that my career started nearly 20 years ago is surreal. I am honored and proud to be recognized tonight at the Marrakesh Film Festival. Thank you, truly, to everyone who came out to Jemaa el Fna square. #Gratitude. Thank you @melitatoscan @festivaldufilmdemarrakech âÂÂ¤ï¸ÂÂ
Priyanka also shared a video of walking up to the fans and thanked everyone for coming out to see her. The actress recently returned from India as she was busy shooting for an upcoming film and headed to New Delhi first, after which she was in Mumbai for a couple of days.
Besides Priyanka Chopra Jonas, three more names was honoured for their contribution to cinema. American director, producer, actor Robert Redford, veteran French filmmaker Bertrand Tavernier who has directed some of the most celebrated films of contemporary French cinema and one of Moroccan cinema's shining stars, actor Mouna Fettou, whose outstanding career has spanned nearly three decades was also honoured.
While the film festival celebrated the Indian cinema in 2012 and invited Bollywood celebrities like Amitabh Bachchan, Karan johar, Hrithik Roshan, it is for the first time than an Indian celebrity is getting honoured individually.
Priyanka was recently received UNICEF's Danny Kaye Humanitarian Award for her contribution as the United Nations Children's Fund's (UNICEF) Goodwill Ambassador for child rights. On the work front, Priyanka Chopra was last seen in Shonali Bose's The Sky Is Pink, in which she co-starred with Farhan Akhtar, Zaira Wasim and Rohit Saraf.