Priyanka Chopra hosted a pre-Oscar party to celebrate South Asian Excellence. Pictures and videos from the amazing event have appeared online. Actor Preity Zinta, who was also a part of the pre-Oscar party, shared a bunch of inside pictures on Instagram. The opening page features Preity and Jr NTR. The song Naatu Naatu, with Jr NTR and Ram Charan from the film RRR, has earned a nomination in the Best Original Song category. Next we get a glimpse of Jacqueline Fernandez. In one of the pictures, Preity shares the frame with her husband Gene Goodenough, Guneet Monga, whose documentary The Elephant Whisperers has earned a nomination at this year’s Academy Awards, Achin Jain and others. Along with the pictures, Preity wrote, “A huge congratulations to all the Oscar nominees I met last night. Fingers crossed for all of you. Thank you Priyanka Chopra and Anjula Acharia for bringing the South Asian artistic community together and celebrating each other’s performances. It was such a fun night.”
For Preity Zinta, the celebration of South Asian Excellence was “special”. From meeting old friends to making new ones, the actress clearly had a blast. In her album we can see Malala Yousafzai, fashion designer Falguni Peacock, and Never have I ever stars Poorna Jagannathan and Megan Suri among others. Giving a shout out to all the women, Preity wrote, “From meeting old friends to making new ones, last night was so special. Nothing is sexier and more beautiful than an independent, powerful and talented woman. Here’s to all these beautiful ladies , who are in these photos and who were at the party, I chatted, joked and got completely silly with most of them and loved every bit of it because real women don’t compete with each other – they support and empower each other and have fun together.”
Jr NTR has also shared some pictures on Instagram. The actor looks dapper in a finely tailored suit. Along with the photos, he wrote: “Just …”
The 95th Academy Awards will take place at the Dolby Theater at Ovation Hollywood, Los Angeles on March 12 (March 13 morning in India).
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