Yay! Priyanka Chopra is coming to Mumbai to celebrate victory of her Marathi film at National Awards

Priyanka Chopra’s Marathi production venture, ‘Ventilator’, has won three National Awards – Best Director, Best Editing and Best Sound Mixing, this year. While talking to a leading tabloid, Priyanka revealed that she will be coming to Mumbai in next 10 days for the celebrations.

PeeCee is currently in the US, and when National Awards were announced, it was night there. The actress’ mother, Madhu Chopra, who is also in the US woke her up and gave her the good news.

The actress said, “I always end up being woken up with news of National Awards in the middle of the night. And invariably, I am in America. I was here shooting for ‘Anjaana Anjaani’ when I received a call about ‘Fashion’ (2008, her first National Awards). I don’t know how many actor-producers have won one before, but I am excited to be part of the privileged league. I am really excited about ‘Ventilator’ bagging three honours because it is a movie I wanted to make for my father (late Ashok Chopra).”

Priyanka recollected how director Rajesh Mapuskar was finding it difficult to shoot the film as it had 75 actors. “But the story resonated with me, and reminded me of the time my dad was in the hospital and all that my family went through. When I spoke to Rajesh sir yesterday after the awards were announced, he told me my father would have been very proud. This wouldn’t have been possible without my mom; everyone at Purple Pebble Pictures (her banner) put in their heart and soul into the film,” she added.

The actress-turned-producer is planning a grand bash. She stated, “I am coming back in 10 days to Mumbai to have a party with my cast, crew and friends who have always been supportive. It has been difficult being a hands-on producer while I am in America working on my career as an actor. My mom is my backbone; she has been doing all the hard work there while I take the creative decisions here. We make a great team.” (Also Read: WOW! Priyanka Chopra becomes the second most beautiful woman in the world)

When the actress was asked if she feels like a dream as she has been winning every now and then, she said, “No, I work very hard. I don’t sleep or stay with my family. I work round the clock. My dream was to be an achiever, but I have known from a very young age that nothing can replace hard work. I am grateful that everything has worked out well for me. And I can tell you it was sheer hard work.”

When it comes to film, Priyanka will next be seen in ‘Baywatch’ which is slated to release on May 26, 2017.