The leading Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone has been selected by the Academy to present the coveted golden statuette at the upcoming Academy Awards on March 12 at Dolby Theatre. This is a significant honor for India, as Deepika will be the second Indian actor to present at the Oscars after Priyanka Chopra.
Deepika Padukone shared the news on Instagram, delighting her fans. Along with Deepika Padukone, a host of popular Hollywood stars, including Riz Ahmed, Emily Blunt, Samuel L Jackson, Dwayne Johnson, Zoe Saldana, and Jennifer Connelly, will also be presenting the Academy Awards this year.
Deepika’s career has hit new heights with the blockbuster success of the film Pathaan, co-starring Shah Rukh Khan. The movie is poised to surpass the earnings of Baahubali 2 and become the highest-grossing Hindi film in Indian cinema history within a few hours.