Published On: Sat, Feb 13th, 2016

Oscars will be first event where I don’t know anyone personally: Priyanka



Deepika is currently busy in xXx shootings and the social media is abuzz with the news. On the other hand, Priyanka is silently debuting her second season of hit American series Quantico, and presenting an award at the 88th Academy Awards on February 28th.

Recently the 33-year-old actress was honored with a Padma Shri this year and she shared her sentiments as ”Both me and my mom had an emotional moment when my name was announced as a Padma Shri award recipient this year. An honor that made me and my mother cry out of exhilaration. I have worked so hard and it feels so good to be recognized.”

She has bagged some awards at hometown but was a newcomer in Hollywood and this was a daunting task for her to the presentation the Oscars in a new place, she shared it as, “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 further revealed that “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. It’s my first time at the international awards circuit in this capacity.”

She wants to know that how the Oscars will turn 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.”

Like her we are also waiting for 28 February eagerly.


About the Author

Sidra Muntaha

- Sidra Tul Muntaha is a journalist (MA-Mass Communication and M.Phil in Mass Communication) based in Lahore. She is working as an editor at fashion, style and entertainment in the section of the Kooza. She writes fashion and entertainment articles for The Kooza News.