Indian actress Priyanka Chopra and her American popstar husband Nick Jonas are celebrating South Asian excellence.
ET’s Denny Directo spoke to Chopra and Anjula Acharia, at the South Asian Excellence pre-Oscars celebration Thursday night, where they highlighted the importance of celebrating South Asian culture, reports etonline.com.
“I’m so grateful that we’ve had the ability to not just return, but do it in such an amazing capacity and be hosted by Paramount Pictures,” Chopra, who is co-hosting Thursday night’s event with Mindy Kaling shared.
“I mean, this is iconic. And to be able to look around me, and see my peers and colleagues that have hustled and pounded the pavement for years, and to be able to have them receive a moment that’s just theirs, makes me like, cry.”
As for what to expect at the event, Chopra said the night is all about the nominees, all of whom are nominated in some capacity for an Academy Award.
Nominated films at this year’s ceremony include RRR, Turning Red, All That Breathes, The Elephant Whisperers and Everything Everywhere All At Once.
“This night is about the nominees, and you see a lot of them coming,” she explained. This’ll be about giving them the stage and giving them a moment. Showcasing a little bit of the movies and championing them as the Oscars come back.