Luckily, she had help in the form of tennis star Sania Mirza, who received the Padma Bhushan. "We were separated - the Shris, the Bhushans, the Vibhushans," said Priyanka - so communication with Sania had to be via hand signals.
Priyanka has been invited to the the special dinner with US President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama
Padma Award winner Priyanka Chopra in conversation with NDTV.
India sees very little of Priyanka Chopra now. The actress recently wrapped the second season of her American TV show Quantico and will head back to USA to shoot Baywatch, the film version of the superhit TV show