The mayor of Bareilly and the people there are very proud of the 30-year-old, who is making her international debut with the song.
Her song "In my city" will be launched Sep 13 as part of "Thursday Night Kickoff", a pre-game show for NFL Network's Thursday Night Football. While her film "Barfi!", in which she has essayed the challenging role of an autistic girl, hits the screens just a day later, Sep 14.
The former Miss World was anyway planning a visit to Bareilly to seek the blessings of her elders, but the invitation has made it all the more special for her, said a source.
Priyanka is very close to her family and even sports a "Daddy's lil girl" now. So, even though she stays in Mumbai now, people in Bareilly feel connected to her.