Actress Priyanka Chopra Jonas has said she is proud of the achievements of TV actress Hina Khan, whose appearance at the Cannes Film Festival has been widely spoken about in the Indian media.
Priyanka and Hina made their Cannes Film Festival debut for different reasons this year. The Bollywood actress, who was there with her husband Nick Jonas, even called Hina over for a party, and posed for a photograph depicting 'desi girl power' at the gala.
After Hina thanked Priyanka, calling her a "walking inspiration", the "Quantico" star returned the gesture with a sweet message.
"Thank you for the kind words Hina. Was so good to meet you and spend time with you. Proud of what you have achieved and it was my pleasure to highlight the talent the Indian industry possesses in anyway that I could. Wishing you all the luck in the world, onward and upwards! Girls for girls," Priyanka wrote on Hina's Instagram post.
Hina's Cannes appearance has been much talked about, especially after a scribe mocked her in a post saying: "Cannes has suddenly become Chandivali Studios kya?"
It drew the ire of a host of TV and film fraternity members who supported Hina.
She was especially touched with Priyanka's "unexpected invitation" to her party when she was feeling like an outsider.
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An unexpected invitation by a world star.. personally, after I gained consciousness and prepared my self to finally make it, I was still an outsider but only until you arrived. You didn’t need to, but still never left my hand for a second, introduced me to the people I probably wouldn’t have met and I felt as if all the achievements of my little career happening in fast forward as you present me as a star to each one of them. You somehow know everything ..as you mentioned my debut film and praised me for my hard work and appreciated me for the risks I have taken in my choices. Yes I have taken risks and I am still taking them, whr I almost have everything in my television career ..position,power,money everything.. But someone has to start somewhere I believe.. I always wanted to break the stereotypes and prove it to the world that television actors have it all.. Give us the opportunity our fare share and we will kill it..Not easy at all I know.. But ya I will keep trying keep working hard and make it possible.. I REPEAT TELEVISION HAS IT ALL.. Talent, Glamour, Elegance, Beauty, Grace, Right attitude , and Professionalism.. I am taking baby steps, And I will keep doing that no matter how much criticism one has to face and I will make my own place I promise.. we will face it and win over it as long as we are together.. Hearfelt Gratitude to each one of you for standing by me🙏 WE HAVE IT ALL GUYS.. With my first debut film called LINES, I am trying hard very hard to erase the lines created between talents and mediums 🙏And coming back to @priyankachopra your inclusiveness surpasses my ability of comprehension. Your deliberate attempt to lift up people around you not for their backgrounds but their talent is one of a kind. You are a walking inspiration! When a human being is a personification of an idea of self belief, Grace , humility, substance and greatness, that person can only be you priyanka Chopra You are already the best version of my dream self in the future I want and I believe thousands others like me do too. This is the Priyanka Chopra who believes in lifting others and growing together🙏 you are a sweetheart @nickjonas #AnOutsider #FromTelevisonToCannes
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Hina wrote: "An unexpected invitation by a world star... personally, after I gained consciousness and prepared myself to finally make it, I was still an outsider but only until you arrived.
You didn't need to, but still never left my hand for a second, introduced me to the people I probably wouldn't have met and I felt as if all the achievements of my little career happening in fast forward as you present me as a star to each one of them.
"You somehow know everything... As you mentioned my debut film and praised me for my hard work and appreciated me for the risks I have taken in my choices. Yes, I have taken risks and I am still taking them, when I almost have everything in my television career...position, power, money everything. But someone has to start somewhere, I believe. I always wanted to break the stereotypes and prove it to the world that television actors have it all."