New Delhi: Priyanka Chopra hosted a pre-Oscar event honouring South Asian talent on Thursday. Priyanka looked stunning in a black saree that she wore to the event co-hosted by Mindy Kaling, Kumail Nanjiani, Anjula Acharia, Bela Bajaria, Maneesh K Goyal, and Shruti Ganguly. Among those honoured were Riz Ahmed, whose film Flee has been nominated for Best Documentary, International Feature, and Animated Feature. His short film, The Long Goodbye, also got an Oscar nom for Best Live Action Short. Joseph Patel's documentary "Summer of Soul" has also been nominated. For the Indian documentary "Writing With Fire," Rintu Thomas, Sushmit Ghosh, and Anurima Bhargava received nominations. Other South Asians who have received nominations this year at the Oscars include Suroosh Alvi (Flee), Pawo Choyning Dorji (Lunana: A Yak in the Classroom), Aneil Karia (The Long Goodbye), and Elizabeth Mirzaei and Gulistan Mirzaei (Three Songs for Benazir). The Oscars
2022 will be held on March 27. Priyanka shared pictures from the event and wrote: "What a special honor it was to cohost a pre-Oscar celebration honoring this year's 10 South Asian Oscar nominees and the friends, family, and colleagues who work tirelessly behind the scenes to make all of this possible." Last night gave me all the feels and filled me with so much pride in how far our community has come. The future of entertainment is looking bright. "
She added in her post: "Special thanks to Anjula Acharia and Maneesh Goyal for having this idea and the cohosts who came together to make an unprecedented evening like this possible." I wish the nominees so much luck on Sunday! Bring home the gold. "
The Quantico star has been an attendee as well. Back in 2017, Priyanka Chopra attended the ceremony as a presenter. She showed up in a silver Ralph and Russo ensemble. In 2016, Priyanka set the red carpet blazing at the Oscars with her appearance in a lacy Zuhair Murad gown, which, BTW, was the seventh most-searched Oscar dress.
In terms of work, Priyanka Chopra's next project, Citadel, is a multi-series with productions from India, Italy, and Mexico. It also stars Richard Madden and will be directed by the Russo Brothers. The Citadel is Priyanka Chopra's second project with Amazon Prime Video after announcing the Sangeet Project, a sangeet-themed dance reality show, which she will host with Nick Jonas.
Last year, Priyanka Chopra was seen in Netflix's The White Tiger, based on Aravind Adiga's Booker Prize-winning novel. She was last seen in Matrix 4.