MUMBAI — Priyanka Chopra says she hates losing, but missing the National Film Award for Best Actress to Kangana Ranaut for 'Queen' is something she doesn't mind.
The winners of the 62nd National Film Awards were announced in the capital on Tuesday. Priyanka, who is currently in the US, made it a point to send good wishes to Kangana for her win.
"I hate losing. But if I had to take a back seat to anyone this year it would be U #KanganaRanaut! Congratulations! Yay Queen!#SmallTownGirls," tweeted Priyanka, who had won the Best Actress National Film Award for her 2008 film 'Fashion'.
— PRIYANKA (@priyankachopra) March 24, 2015
The addition of the hashtag '#SmallTownGirls' seemed to be another mark of solidarity, a reference to Ranaut's small-town background (she hails from Mandi in Himachal Pradesh), similar to Chopra's experiences of growing up in Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh.
Meanwhile, Priyanka-starrer 'Mary Kom', a biopic on real-life boxing champion M.C. Mary Kom, was named the Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment for 2014.