One of the hosts at the exclusive pre-Oscar party held in Beverly Hills, Priyanka Chopra stunned in many ways this year. Making a statement in a designer black saree, she went on to give a power-packed speech that moved many a heartstring within the South Asian community. Priyanka spoke about her journey, meeting her husband Nick Jonas, and the South Asian representation in Hollywood.
A video of Priyanka’s speech was shared on Instagram by motivational speaker Jay Shetty. Pri is heard saying, “Each and every one of you are here today because you are excellent in what you do. I came 10 years ago and started looking for work in America. We went out there and met everyone else. But today, I am not someone else. Today, I stand amongst peers, amongst colleagues, amongst South Asian excellence. I have goosebumps, I am emotional, it makes me very proud.”
The actress also spoke about the arrival of her daughter. She said, “Haven’t been stepping out anywhere but had to come here tonight just to say this that I’m highly proud to be rubbing shoulders with all of you, to be encouraging you.” The speech was loved by the internet, with many referring to it as “inspiring”.
The event was sponsored by UTA, the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences, Johnnie Walker, South Asian Arts Resiliency Fund of the India Center and the Juggernaut. Among other hosts were Annual Acharia, Bela Bavaria, Maneesh K. Goya and Shruti Ganguly.
On the work front, Priyanka will now be seen in Hollywood films like ‘Ending Things’, ‘Text For You’, and the web series ‘Citadel’. She also has Farhan Akhtar’s ‘Jee Le Zara’ in the pipeline.