Priyanka ‘not sure’ about dining with Obama
New Delhi: Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra, who was conferred the Padma Shri on Tuesday, says she is currently busy with her projects and is unsure whether she would be dining with US President Barack Obama at the annual White House Correspondents Dinner.
Priyanka, who found global recognition with her character Alex Parrish in the American TV series “Quantico”, has been invited to the the special dinner with US President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama later this month.
The “Mary Kom” star expressed her doubts over attending the special dinner due to her tight schedule for “Quantico” as well as for her Hollywood debut “Baywatch”.
“Right now I am too busy with ‘Quantico’ and ‘Baywatch’. That’s why I am not sure if I will dine out with Obama. Not that I don’t want to, but I am not sure,” Priyanka told the media at an event here.
“If I get the chance to be there, I will ask Obama, ‘Since this is your last term, what will you do in the White House’,” the “Bajirao Mastani” star quipped.
Priyanka, along with some of Hollywood’s biggest names like Bradley Cooper, Lucy Liu, Jane Fonda and Gladys Knight, has been invited for the dinner at the White House.
The non-profit White House Correspondents’ Association, whose members include the reporters, producers, camera operators and other journalists regularly covering the White House, traditionally hosts this annual dinner to raise money for journalism scholarships.