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.
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.
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.
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(With inputs from IANS)
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