Priyanka Chopra to receive Nielsen Box Office award in HK


MUMBAI: Actress Priyanka Chopra will receive the Nielsen Box Office Award for outstanding contribution to Asian films.

The award will be presented at the 3rd Annual Asian Film Awards on 23 March. The Asian Film Awards, which recognizes professionals for outstanding achievements in the field of Asian cinema, will be held as part of the 33rd Hong Kong International Film Festival at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre.

“Priyanka Chopra is India’s number one female star. She has received numerous awards and accolades for her outstanding work since she began acting just a few years ago. It is truly amazing to acknowledge the breadth of her success, and we are honored to bestow the Nielsen Box Office Award on one who has done so incredibly much in so little time,” said Nielsen Media and Entertainment Group vice president Eric Mika.

Last year saw Chopra in four back-to-back releases like Love Story 2050, Drona, Dostana and Fashion. Chopra is only the second recipient to receive the Nielsen Box Office Award. She joins Andy Lau, who received the inaugural award at the 2007 ceremony.