Priyanka Chopra, who is turning herself into a global icon with her international projects and appreciations, gushed over the words of appreciation that Kareena Kapoor Khan showered on her. “She (Kareena) has actually been very encouraging of me. I really admire her for being that way with me. Words like that, coming from your colleagues, really give you strength to do even better work,” said the 33-year-old actress at the cover launch of magazine in Mumbai.For the unversed, when the ‘Udta Punjab’ actress was quizzed on the ‘Quantico’ star’s Hollywood success, she said, “Priyanka is already taking Hollywood by storm and I am very proud of her. I respect Priyanka for having that zeal. She is a global icon and probably the only mainstream actor to put India on a global platform. “PeeCee and Bebo were seen together in a few movies like ‘Don,’ ‘Aitraaz,’ and others. Priyanka won the title of the hottest woman of the decade and the only woman to top the Maxim Hot 100 list three times.