While Sunny Leone is settling in India, Priyanka Chopra is shaking America now !!
Padma Sri Priyanka Chopra (PeeCee) is one of the thirteen presenters for 2016 Oscars. Its 28th of February, those few moments when she will be on the stage presenting an award at the Academy Awards.
And ofcourse she is excited about it..
— PRIYANKA (@priyankachopra) February 1, 2016
This opportunity follows her recent spate of successes in both the Indian and international scene. She has given critically acclaimed performances in Hindi films such as Barfi!, Kaminey, Mary Kom and most recently in Bajirao Mastani. She has won many awards including a National Award in 2008. Last week, the actress was chosen for India’s third highest civilian honour, the Padma Shri.
On the international scene, her cumulative achievements may not be huge but they have been enough to fetch her an opportunity to be on the biggest and most watched live show across the world.
For Chopra, this is the reward of five years hard work towards becoming an American pop icon.
She had crooned a few numbers for Indian films before Universal Music saw in her the potential of becoming an international pop music star from India and signed her up in 2011. Her first single, `In My City’, featured international singer will.i.am. was slammed by music critics in India. It had a big-ticket US release in 2012 in a TV spot for the NFL Network’s Thursday Night Football. It also won her the Best International Debut title at People’s Choice Awards India and three nominations at World Music Awards that year.
However, her two biggest international stints have been on the American screen. Last year, Chopra lent her voice to a character for the animation film Cars before bagging the lead role in the American tele-series, Quantico.
Chopra’s greatest strength is that she is a good performer. she doesn’t depend on selfies or cameos with Hollywood stars but goes for big assignments and appearances that she thinks will be noticed. At the same time, she hasn’t traded her career in India for a prospective one in the US. After Bajirao, she will now be seen in Prakash Jha’s Jai Gangajal which releases in March, playing a cop.