Don’t restrict yourself: Priyanka Chopra’s message to youth

Madrid, June 24 (IANS) She is 33, and is a proud recipient of the Padma Shri and a People’s Choice Award – and has made huge inroads into Hollywood. Actress Priyanka Chopra has advised youngsters to push their boundaries.

“You have to be who you are. You just have to be able to evolve to do different things and people shouldn’t restrict themselves.

“You should not shut yourself and your possibilities,” Priyanka told the media here on the sidelines of the ongoing International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) celebrations here.

Priyanka, who has gained global recognition with her stint in the American TV show “Quantico”, will next be seen starring in the international movie “Baywatch” along with Hollywood stars like Dwayne Johnson and Zac Efron.

She will be seen playing a negative character named Victoria Leeds in the film.

As of now, she can’t wait to perform at the 17th edition of IIFA.

“I am very happy to be here as I believe that whenever the film industry comes together, it’s such a unique feeling. We take our film industry through this platform. Also, performing on stage is exhilarating,” she said.

(The writer’s trip is at the invitation of the IIFA organisers. Nivedita can be contacted at



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