Priyanka Chopra: Humbled to be included in Time's influential list

Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra has expressed gratitude for her inclusion in Time magazine's prestigious list of 100 most influential people.

Priyanka Chopra
Priyanka Chopra

The 33-year-old 'Bajirao Mastani' star has been wooing the international audience post her debut American show 'Quantico' and the actress recently bagged the leading role in Hollywood film 'Baywatch'.

"What a way to start the day! #Time100's list of achievers! Humbled, overwhelmed and feeling so blessed!" Priyanka tweeted.

Actor-producer Dwayne Johnson, who has shared screen space with Priyanka in "Baywatch", described the actress as a "star rising higher", lauded her "drive, ambition, self-respect, and said she knows there's "no substitute for hard work."

"Before ever meeting Priyanka Chopra, I had heard her name coming out of Bollywood and was impressed: she was beautiful, talented, had made nearly 50 movies, earned multiple awards'a massive star. When we connected around the time she started Quantico, we immediately hit it off.

"We always quote the saying, 'Wear your success like a T-shirt, not like a tuxedo,' and she really does'as big a star as she is, as global as she is, as beautiful as she is, there's this interesting quality of relatability."

Johnson said he is lucky to be co-starring Priyanka in the movie and finds her inspiring.

"Now I'm lucky enough to be working with her on 'Baywatch'. It's an amazing time to watch as she pierces the US market. She has an ability to inspire people to do more and achieve more.

"When I look at her success from the 50,000-ft view and see everything that Priyanka has already done, is currently doing and has the desire and the bandwidth to do, I can see that her impact is going to be invaluable."

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