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After glam Cannes debut, Priyanka Chopra off to Ethiopia for Unicef commitments

After making a spectacular debut in Cannes, Priyanka Chopra landed in Ethiopia for Unicef work.

bollywood Updated: May 20, 2019 17:34 IST
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Priyanka Chopra is in Ethiopia for Unicef work.
Priyanka Chopra is in Ethiopia for Unicef work.(Instagram)

After her glamorous debut at Cannes Film Festival in southern France, Priyanka Chopra is off to Ethiopia for a Unicef function. The actor took to Instagram stories to post special message for her fans about her trip.

In a video posted as an Instagram story, she says: “Hi everyone, I am on a very special trip. I have just touched down on Ethiopia and it is raining. We are in Addis (Addis Ababa, capital of Ethiopia) right now. Apparently, it is the first day of rain here. So I feel good about that. But it is extremely special trip. I hope that you all will come on this journey with me. I am in Ethiopia for a specific reason. I want to highlight Unicef’s education programme when it comes to children and youth the country. There is a huge barrier when it comes to access to education for children because there are so many dropouts which begin as soon as kids start school. The primary education goes from Std 1 to Std 8 and secondary education is after that. We see dropouts from Std 1.”

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On May 17, Priyanka made her debut on the red carpet at Cannes when she attended the premiere of the film Rocketman. For her debut at the Cannes red carpet, Priyanka chose a bold black and red embellished ensemble, a custom creation by Roberto Cavalli. She carried the strapless gown with a thigh-high slit with panache. In the day, she also attended the screening for a documentary on AIDS. On May 18, she attended a Chopard event at the festival with husband Nick Jonas.

Priyanka, who was last seen in Hollywood film Isn’t It Romantic, has completed shooting for Shonali Bose’s Bollywood film The Sky Is Pink, which also stars Farhan Akhtar and Zaira Wasim. Later in the year, she will start shooting for her film with Hollywood stars Mindy Kaling, which is reportedly based on big, fat Indian wedding.

(With agencies inputs)

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First Published: May 20, 2019 17:32 IST

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