Priyanka Chopra to make a quick visit to receive Padma award

Apr 11, 2016, 08:39 IST | Sonali Joshi Pitale

Priyanka Chopra will be flying in to the country to receive the Padma award but can't stay to collect the Dadasaheb Phalke award

Priyanka Chopra has been shooting for her American TV show 'Quantico' since last few months in US. The actress is coming to India for a short trip to collect her Padma award. 

Priyanka Chopra
Priyanka Chopra

A source says, "Priyanka just wrapped up the script reading session of her show's second season. She is required to shoot a few more final episodes of first season. However, getting the kind of honour and recognition that a Padma Shri award brings with it is huge. So she decided to take some time out from her schedule to receive it. She will fly into Delhi and fly back. She just has about 48 hours to spare so she might not be able to come to Mumbai at all. She has to be back in US to begin work on the second season as well as her film 'Baywatch'."

The actress cannot personally receive the other big award that's come her way this year; the Dadasaheb Phalke award. A source close to the actress says, "It is a big honour too, but it would be impossible for her to be able to stay back and collect both the awards. The Phalke award will be only given on April 24, Dadasaheb Phalke's birth anniversary. PC cannot extend her holiday till then."

Being the workaholic that she is, we hear that the two days she spends in Delhi are going to be rather hectic too, with some brand commitment that she has to complete apart from attending the award ceremony." Priyanka Chopra's spokesperson confirmed the news.

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