Ms Yousafzai tweeted a photo with the actor writing, "Can't believe I met Priyanka Chopra" and yes, there were emojis involved.
The photo, tweeted nine hours before writing this, has already been 'liked' over 16,500 times and retweeted over 2,200 times.
The 35-year-old actor was quick to reply, tweeting, "Oh Malala no words will be enough...I can't believe I..met..U!! (sic) You're just a young girl with so much heart..and such achievements.so proud."
Twitterati loved the exchange:
Two amazing leaders!— Shawn Don (@realshawnisaac) September 20, 2017
Two reigning powers of today and tomorrow #girlpower this pic is so beautiful and it brings peace— #ChildrenofSyria (@PCs_BulletVest) September 20, 2017
So proud to see 2 powerful women frm neighbouring countries unite 4 a great cause— Sweetie (@Sweetienaznin) September 20, 2017
She is certainly inspirational! You both are paving your own path in such an incredible way!!!— Aishwarya Network (@AishwaryaNet) September 20, 2017
Two powerful, strong, and driven women further empowering each other? A CONCEPT— jaz (@desiavan) September 20, 2017
I love that two South Asian women can dress, speak and think quite differently and be accepted as equally inspiring and beautiful https://t.co/LhzTAiij6W— Ruchika Tulshyan (@rtulshyan) September 21, 2017
Ms Yousafzai is in New York with her charity, the Malala Fund, as the United Nations General Assembly is in session. The young activist has been fighting for recognition of educational rights for children, and, in 2012, was nearly killed by the Taliban in Pakistan for it.
On Instagram, Ms Chopra shared her thoughts on meeting Ms Yousafzai writing that while the young activist is a "role model to all the girls and boys that want to make this world a better place for the future," she is also "just a young girl with young dreams" who loves Hindi films.
"Spending a few hours with you and your incredible father Mr. Yousafzai (who reminds me so much of my father), I realized you're also just a young girl with young dreams. Your jokes, Your love for Hindi Films, your infectious laughter will always remind me of what a huge responsibility you have taken on at such a tender age... You inspire women like me all over the world," Ms Chopra wrote.
Read Priyanka Chopra's entire message below:
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I could write a novel about how smart, incredible, inspiring, encouraging and funny this young woman is...but I will keep it brief. Malala, you are an undeniable force to be reckoned with. The world knows that. You are a role model to all the girls and boys that want to make this world a better place for the future. Spending a few hours with you and your incredible father Mr. Yousafzai ( who reminds me so much of my father) , I realized you're also just a young girl with young dreams. Your jokes, Your love for Hindi Films, your infectious laughter will always remind me of what a huge responsibility you have taken on at such a tender age.. I'm so proud to know you my friend. You inspire women like me all over the world. Can't wait to speak to u in our secret Hindi/Urdu again.
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