Priyanka Chopra On Getting Invited For Oscars Academy Membership

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Indian actress Priyanka Chopra is no more just an Indian. She is all over Hollywood. PeeCee who started off switching between Mumbai and LA as part of musical concerts, does not switch today. She needs not to. LA is her second home now. After her debut TV series 'Quantico' that catalyzed her limelight in the West, her first Hollywood film 'Baywatch' was recently released which catapulted her fame uphill even more.

Seeing her global recognition she was recently included in the annual membership of committee of Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS)- synonymously known as the Oscars.

Priyanka Chopra On Oscars Academy Membership
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Priyanka Chopra is in India currently, to celebrate her 35th birthday on July 18. In a press conference in Mumbai where her mother Madhu Chopra was also present, Priyanka was asked how did she feel on getting invited for the Oscars Academy membership, to which the 'Bajirao Mastani' actress replied-

"They invited me and I said yes. It was that simple. But I am grateful to the Academy for including such a diverse amount of people from around the world. They ask us our opinions when we are the member of the Academy. I am very clear about my views and opinion and it is that the Academy opens itself upto nominations for foreign language films outside of just one category."

She also added that such diversity is the need of hour because there are immense talents across the globe that get unrecognized due to scarcity of opportunities. She added- "I hope that is something which happens because there are so many films which come from the world, even Indian films, where our talent has won awards, it has been for films not made by India, because the opportunities are less. I hope that is something that changes and I hope I can contribute to that."

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It is to be noted here that apart from Priyanka Chopra; actors Salman Khan, Aamir Khan, Amitabh Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan were also invited for the Oscars Academy membership. What came as a surprise was the fact that Shah Rukh Khan was not invited.

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