Ahead of the 94th Academy Awards that are scheduled to take place on Sunday, Priyanka Chopra Jonas is all set to host a pre-Oscar event on Wednesday. The event that Priyanka is planning to host, will include South Asian colleagues such as Mindy Kaling and Kumail Nanjiani and will be organised in Beverly Hills. Other hosts, who too would be a part of the pre-Oscars event includes the name of Anjula Acharia, Bela Bajaria and Maneesh K.
The event will be sponsored by UTA, the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences, Johnnie Walker, South Asian Arts Resiliency Fund of the India Center, and the Juggernaut. Some of the guests who are expected to be attending the pre-Oscars event include the likes of Riz Ahmed and Suroosh Alvi (Flee); Joseph Patel (Summertime of Soul); Pawo Choyning Dorji (Lunana: A Yak within the Classroom); Riz Ahmed and Aneil Karia (The Lengthy Goodbye); Rintu Thomas, Sushmit Ghosh and Anurima Bhargava (Writing with Fireplace); and Elizabeth Mirzaei and Gulistan Mirzaei (Three Songs for Benazir), said a report by Hollywood Reporter.
Other artists who have also been named as special guests for the event include Suroosh Alvi, Choyning Dorji, Joseph Patel, Aneil Karia, Elizabeth Mirzaei and Gulistan Mirzaei.
Priyanka Chopra who was last seen in The Matrix Resurrections has been talking about South Asian representation in films for a while now and also opened up on her own struggles to land roles in Hollywood that would not typecast her.
As for her connection to the Oscars, Priyanka Chopra and her husband Nick Jonas had previously announced the Oscar nominees in 2021. The actress has also been a presenter in the past for the 2016 ceremony.
By line: Divya Thearia