Wanted it to be very classic: Priyanka Chopra on her Oscar gown

  • IANS, Los Angeles
  • Updated: Mar 02, 2016 08:38 IST
Priyanka Chopra backstage at the 88th Annual Academy Awards at Dolby Theatre on February 28, 2016 in Hollywood, California. (AFP)

Priyanka Chopra, is a big deal right now is not unknown. She is the lead in Quantico, villain in Baywatch and now she made us all proud when she presented an award at the Oscars on Sunday. What’s better is how amazing she looked while doing so.

She chose a Lebanese designer’s pristine white ensemble for her Academy Awards appearance, says she wanted to turn up at the gala in a pretty, feminine and a “very classic” gown.

Read: Priyanka Chopra’s Oscars 2016 jewels worth $8 million!

The star was one of the presenters at the 88th Academy Awards -- which took place here on Sunday -- where she looked stunning in a structured cage bustier mermaid dress in white silk tulle adorned with 3D shimmering climbing flowers. The dress was a creation by Lebanese designer Zuhair Murad.

The dress was a creation by Lebanese designer Zuhair Murad. (AFP)

“I can’t be told what to wear. So, when I told Sophia I was like... It has to be a moment... the outfit. That I definitely want. It’s one of the biggest red carpets in the world. It’s super long so, I want to be comfortable for sure. And something that lasts the whole evening...you know it’s not ripping,” she told eonline.com.

The busy star had to hop from the Oscars ceremony to the after-party and finally to film Baywatch in Miami.

“I wanted to make sure that it lasts all night and I wanted it to be pretty and feminine...very classic for the Oscars,” said the Bajirao Mastani star.

Now that the Oscars are over, she is excited about shooting for her Hollywood debut.

Priyanka Chopra also wore jewels worth about 8 million dollars. (Agencies)

“Baywatch is such a big brand... I grew up watching the show. Baywatch and Buffy the Vampire Slayer were my favourites. When I read the script, it was hilarious. So funny that it will be really something that people will wanna watch,” she said.

How does she handle shooting for TV and film?

“It’s a lot of work. I am flying back and forth because I am going from Montreal to Miami. The show (Quantico) is coming back on March 6. I am very excited about it because when we come back, the second half of the first season is really interesting and of course by the finale, the terrorist will be revealed.

“I am dying to find out too,” said the actor, who plays FBI agent Alex Parish in the American TV show.

“I am perennially physically exhausted, but I am doing so many amazing things and these are such great opportunities and I am a greedy actor,” she said.

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