Indian stars are ruling the international scene: Even as Deepika Padukone prepares for her role opposite Vin Diesel in xXx: The Return of Xander Cage, Priyanka Chopra, who has been in news for her American sitcom Quantico, is all set to present an award at the 88th Oscars.
The actor recently presented an award at the 2016 SAG awards and also bagged top honours the People’s Choice Awards.
Priyanka will be India’s sole representative at this year’s Oscar ceremony. The country’s official entry in the best foreign film category for the Oscars 2016, Court could not make it to the final five.
The 33-year-old actor, who is currently working on the second part of Quantico, will present an award at the 2016 Oscars along with international stars like Quincy Jones, Reese Witherspoon, Steve Carell, JK Simmons and Jared Leto. Comedian-actor Chris Rock will host the Oscar ceremony this year.
An update on the official Academy Awards website said, “Oscars producers David Hill and Reginald Hudlin announced today the second slate of presenters for the 88th Oscars telecast. The Oscars, hosted by Chris Rock, will air live Oscar Sunday, February 28, on ABC.” Later, a picture including Priyanka’s name along with other presenters was posted on Academy’s Twitter handle.
Expressing her excitement, the Bajirao Mastani star took to her Twitter handle and wrote, “Looking forward @TheAcademy !! This will be an insaaaane night!” after which she was flooded with good luck tweets.
The 88th Oscars will be held on February 28, at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood, and will be televised live by the ABC Television Network.
(With PTI inputs)
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