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Oscars So Indian: Deepika Padukone Becomes an Academy Member

The ‘xXx’ star would be joining Amitabh Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Aamir Khan and Priyanka Chopra.

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Deepika Padukone is joining Academy of Motion Picture of Arts & Sciences for its "Class of 2017". The xXx: The Return of Xander Cage star took to social media to share the news.

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Her Hollywood debut with Vin Diesel clearly got Deepika noticed in the right quarters and she would be joining Amitabh Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Aamir Khan and Priyanka Chopra as a new Academy member.

The Academy has been under pressure to diversify its membership for several years, the criticism reaching a crescendo in 2015, when all 20 acting nominees were white. It started the #OscarsSoWhite controversy. This year, the Academy invited a record 744 members from 57 countries to its governing body, surpassing the 683 invitations issued in 2016.

Also read: The Latest to Join the Oscar Academy: Amitabh, Aamir & Priyanka

(With inputs from IANS)

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