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Indian actress Priyanka Chopra received a special honor from Variety during its annual Power of Women Luncheon held Oct. 13 at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES — Actress Priyanka Chopra, who received a special honor from Variety at its annual Power of Women Luncheon here, said that she felt honored to share the stage with celebrities like Octavia Spencer, Kelly Clarkson and Patty Jenkins, and feels that the power of women is undeniable.

The luncheon honored some of the most philanthropic women in Hollywood at an event here Oct. 13. Chopra was recognized for her work as the UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador.

“I shared the stage with incredible women who I admire. My belief was reaffirmed that the power of women is undeniable,” Chopra wrote on Instagram alongside photographs from the event.

“I stand shoulder to shoulder with every woman who speaks up and stands for what’s right. Thank you Variety, for acknowledging what women are, what we do and what we can do, and thank you to all the men and women who came out to support us,” she added.

Chopra became a popular name in the West through her lead role of Alex Parrish in the American TV drama thriller series, “Quantico.” She made her Hollywood debut opposite Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Zac Efron in the action-comedy film, “Baywatch,” earlier this year.

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