Priyanka says power of women is undeniable

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LOS ANGELES: Indian Actress Priyanka Chopra, who received a special honour from Variety during their annual Power Of Women luncheon here, says she felt honoured to share the stage with celebrities Octavia Spencer, Kelly Clarkson and Patty Jenkins, and feels that the power of women is undeniable. The luncheon honoured some of the most philanthropic women in Hollywood at an event here on Friday. Priyanka was recognised for her work as the Unicef Goodwill Ambassador.
“I shared the stage with incredible women who I admire. My belief was reaffirmed that the power of women is undeniable,” Priyanka wrote on Instagram alongside photographs from the event.
“I stand shoulder to shoulder with every woman who speaks up and stands for what’s right. Thank you Variety for acknowledging what women are, what we do and what we can do, and thank you to all the men and women who came out to support us,” she added.
Priyanka became a popular name in the West through her lead role of Alex Parrish in the American TV drama thriller series “Quantico”. She made her Hollywood debut opposite Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Zac Efron in action-comedy film “Baywatch” earlier this year.
Priyanka Chopra, the 35-year-old actress looked absolutely gorgeous in a floral number at Variety’s Power Of Women gala in Beverly Hills on Friday.
No doubt it was a special night for the Baywatch actress as she was one of the honorees at the event.
Priyanka stunned in a black midi dress featuring a low-cut neckline and split down the middle of the skirt. It was tied together by a black and white leather belt as she teamed the look with a pair of strappy black leather open-toed heels.
Her brunette tresses were worn down into waves flowing over her shoulder.
She accentuated her natural looks with complimentary make-up topped off with a swipe of red lip. Despite the busy day, Priyanka didn’t hesitate to help one of her fellow stars as she helped Kelly Clarkson wipe the sweat above her eyebrow. The American Idol winner posted an adorable photo of the moment backstage. She captioned it: ‘1 of my favorite parts of today …my girl @priyankachopra helping me out after sweating my behind off on stage giving a speech. I love her!’
Joining Priyanka this year’s honorees included Michelle Pfeiffer, Patty Jenkins, Kelly Clarkson, and Octavia Spencer.