Priyanka on Academy Awards membership: Grateful for including diverse people

DECCAN CHRONICLE.
Published Jul 15, 2017, 3:20 pm IST
Updated Jul 15, 2017, 3:20 pm IST
She is one among many Bollywood A–Listers this year who was invited to be a member of the Academy Awards committee.
She has worked on two other Hollywood films-- A Kid Like Jake and Isn't It Romantic. Talking about these two films, she clearly said that these two films are not 'Priyanka Chopra' films but she plays beautiful characters in them.
 She has worked on two other Hollywood films-- A Kid Like Jake and Isn't It Romantic. Talking about these two films, she clearly said that these two films are not 'Priyanka Chopra' films but she plays beautiful characters in them.

Mumbai: We all know that global sensation Priyanka Chopra, along with Aamir Khan, Salman Khan, Amitabh Bachchan, Deepik Padukone, Irrfan Khan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, was invited to be a member of the committee of Academy Awards—the prestigious Oscars.

The ‘desi girl’, who is currently in India to celebrate her birthday with her family and friends, held a press conference on Friday evening for the promotion of her second Marathi production ‘Kaay Re Raascala’. While interacting with the media, PeeCee was asked to elaborate on how it feels to be a part of the most prestigious awards committee in the world.

“They invited me and I said yes. It was that simple. But I am grateful to the Academy for including such a diverse amount of people from around the world. They ask us our opinions when we are the member of the Academy. I am very clear about my views and opinion and it is that the Academy opens itself upto nominations for foreign language films outside of just one category,” Priyanka replied.

The ‘Baywatch’ debutante also stressed upon the importance of acknowledging talents from all around the world and not limit this recognition to just one category. The ‘Quantico’ actress added, “I hope that is something which happens because there are so many films which come from the world, even Indian films, where our talent has won awards, it has been for films not made by India, because the opportunities are less. I hope that is something that changes and I hope I can contribute to that.”





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