Priyanka Chopra Hosts The Pre-Oscars Event In A Black Saree, Says She’s Emotional & Proud To Stand Among Peers

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Priyanka
Chopra
Jonas
co-hosted
a
pre-Oscars
event
celebrating
South
Asian
excellence
in
cinema
ahead
of
the
main
Academy
Awards
event
on
March
28,
2022.
Video
clips
of
the
actress
at
the
event
have
been
going
viral
on
social
media.

priyanka chopra

Priyanka
Chopra
who
co-hosted
the
event
with
Mindy
Kaling,
Kumail
Nanjiani,
Anjula
Acharia,
Bela
Bajaria,
Maneesh
K
Goyal
and
Shruti
Ganguly,
attended
the
event
wearing
a
black
saree.
She
added
a
bit
of
drama
to
the
look
with
the
iconic
wavy
hair.
The
actress
as
the
hostess
also
gave
a
speech
at
the
event
and
recalled
a
decade
old
incident
with
actor
Aziz
Ansari
at
a
Hollywood
party.

She
said,
“When
I
came
here
10
years
ago
and
started
looking
for
work
in
America,
I
remember
I
was
at
a
Golden
Globes
party
and
Aziz
Ansari
and
I
met
at
an
after
party
and
it
was
just
him
and
I
and
we
wanted
to
count
how
many
brown
people
were
in
the
room
and
it
was
just
us.
And
you
know
it
was
great,
we
congratulated
each
other,
encouraged
each
other
and
we
went
out
and
met
everyone
else,” Chopra
said
in
her
speech.

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Event

She
added
that
she
is
glad
now
things
are
different.
She
said,
“But
today
I
am
not
someone
else.
Today
I
stand
among
peers,
amongst
colleagues,
amongst
south
Asian
excellence.
And
I
have
goosebumps,
I
am
emotional,
it
makes
me
very
proud.”

This
is
not
the
first
time
Priyanka
Chopra
has
attended
an
Oscar
event,
in
2016
Chopra
had
presented
the
best
film
editing
Oscar
with
actor
Liev
Schreiber
and
in
2021,
she
announced
the
Oscar
nominations
from
London
with
Nick
Jonas.

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Returns
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Rome
To
Celebrate
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Newborn,
Posts
Selfie
From
Home

Priyanka
concluded
the
speech
saying
that
while
she
and
Nick
haven’t
been
making
public
appearances
recently
after
turning
parents
for
the
first
time,
she
couldn’t
miss
out
on
this
event.
She
said,
“Haven’t
been
stepping
out
anywhere
but
had
to
come
here
just
to
say
this
tonight
that
I
am
highly
proud
to
be
rubbing
shoulders
with
all
of
you,
to
be
encouraging
you.”

Honorary
guests
at
the
pre-Oscars
event
celebrating
South
Asian
excellence
in
cinema
included
Riz
Ahmed,
Suroosh
Alvi,
Joseph
Patel,
Aneil
Karia
and
others.

Story first published: Thursday, March 24, 2022, 14:28 [IST]

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