Dadasaheb Phalke Award to Priyanka Chopra for her international acclaim

MUMBAI: Actress Priyanka Chopra will be honored with the Dadasaheb Phalke Academy Award for being an international icon.  The Dadasaheb Phalke Award is the top-level award in cinema. Priyanka has been   representing India at a universal level and made India proud of her work. This necessitated   Academy to institute this fresh category in the awards ie ‘Internationally Acclaimed Actress’. The award ceremony will be held on June 1 in Mumbai. Celebrities like Anil Kapoor, Kapil Sharma, Juhi Chawla and Nitesh Tiwari, among others, are expected to attend the event.  First presented in 1969, the award was introduced by the Government of India in the honour of Dadasaheb Phalke for his contribution to Indian silver screen.