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I won’t know anyone at the Oscars! Priyanka talks about her presentation jitters

Priyanka is joining the likes of Reese Witherspoon and Julianne Moore as Oscars presenter on February 28

While Deepika’s xXx shoot’s taken social media by storm, Priyanka has been quietly shooting the second season of her debut American seriesQuantico. That, and battling the nerves of presenting an award at the 88th Academy Awards on February 28th. 


Not that she’s a stranger to awards. The 33-year-old actress was honoured with a Padma Shri this year, and she remembers the memory fondly in an interview with Scoop Whoop:

”Both me and my mom had an emotional moment when my name was announced as a Padma Shri award recipient this year. An honour that made me and my mother cry out of exhilaration. I have worked so hard and it feels so good to be recognized.”

Still, being a newcomer in Hollywood makes the presentation task at the Oscars quite daunting for Priyanka.

“I have attended so many award functions back home. But this is the first time that I am going to an event where I don’t know anyone personally,” she said.

“Everyone has been so positive with me so far. They know how the show works, they already know the people. And they are aware that I am new to the whole set up, they understand that I might be feeling little awkward. So people just walk up to me and are very warm and friendly. I am looking forward to meeting people who I admire. Its my first time at the international awards circuit in this capacity.”

Just like everyone else, she’s curious about how the Oscars will pan out this year:

“I loved Spotlight and I would like to see how that will go considering it has multiple nominations. I really liked The Danish Girl. I want to see if Eddie Redmayne wins. I also want to see if Leonardo DiCaprio will finally get his first Oscar or not.”

Given that she’s had a streak of ‘wins’ lately, from the People’s Choice Awards to bagging her Hollywood debut, we’re sure she’ll do just fine on February 28. -Dawn

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