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Priyanka Chopra is on Time 100 List, Says She's 'Blessed'

Priyanka Chopra is on Time Magazine's 2016 list of 100 most influential people in the world and, even better, has one of the six special edition covers to herself

  | April 24, 2016 12:23 IST (New Delhi)
Priyanka Chopra

Priyanka Chopra photographed in California. (Image courtesy: AFP)

Highlights

  • Priyanka has has one of the six special edition covers to herself
  • I don't want to be called a star, Priyanka told Time
  • The other covers feature Leonardo, Nicki Minaj, Mark Zuckerberg
How much does the world love Priyanka Chopra? This much - the 33-year-old actress is on Time Magazine's 2016 list of 100 most influential people and, even better, has one of the six special edition covers to herself. The other five covers feature Leonardo DiCaprio, Nicki Minaj, Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan, Christine Lagarde and Lin-Manuel Miranda.
"What a way to start the day," Priyanka tweeted.
 
 
"I don't want to be called an actor, I don't want to be called a star," Priyanka says in an interview to Time, "I think that the movies that I do, I'm irreplaceable and the boys are replaceable."
Priyanka has swiftly become an international celebrity in the last year after a starring role on TV show Quantico. She also won a People's Choice award, presented an Oscar, appeared on talk shows hosted by Jimmy Kimmel and Jimmy Fallon and is now filming her first Hollywood film - Baywatch, opposite Dwayne Johnson, who is also on this year's 100 list.
Priyanka Chopra isn't the only Indian presence on this year's list - RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan, tennis star Sania Mirza, Flipkart co-founders Binny and Sachin Bansal, activist Sunita Narain, environmentalist and Google CEO Sundar Pichai also appear.
Apart from those on the six covers, showbiz inclusions in the 2016 Time 100 list are Adele, Melissa McCarthy, Charlize Theron, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Kendrick Lamar, Caitlyn Jenner, Oscar issac, Taraji P Henson, Ariana Grande and Idris Elba.
Indians who have previously made it to the list include Aamir Khan, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and cricketer M S Dhoni.

 
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