While congratulated Priyanka Chopra for winning People Choice Awards for her first American show Quantico, the Bollywood star Akshay Kumar has said the actress has made Bollywood and the country proud.

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Priyanka, 33, becoming the first Indian to win people choice awards for the best actress in a new TV series award for Quantico.

At the 22nd Annual Star Screen Awards in Mumbai, Akshay said of her winning the People’s Choice awards, “She deserves it. She has done a great job and she makes India and Bollywood proud.”

She starred opposite Akshay in hits like Aitraaz and Mujhse Shaadi Karogi. They were one of the most liked on-screen couples. The duo last shared screen space in 2005 film Waqt: The Race Against Time.

On winning People’s choice awards, other Bollywood stars like Ranveer Singh, Sonakshi Sinha and Athiya Shetty had congratulated Priyanka Chopra, calling her a deserving winner.

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Ranveer said, “Congratulations to Priyanka. I am very proud of her. She has made the country proud. She works very hard and she has made the country incredibly proud.”

Actress Sonam Kapoor, Irrfan Khan also congratulated the actress for her win.