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Priyanka Chopra to present at the Oscars

Los Angeles, Feb 2 (IANS) Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra has been named one of the 13 presenters at the 88th Academy Awards on February 28, the event’s official website said.

Priyanka, who has garnered praise for her role in American TV series “Quantico”, is one amongst the many global names who will present the much coveted award ceremony.

The others include: Steve Carell, Quincy Jones, Byung-hun Lee, Jared Leto, Julianne Moore, Olivia Munn, Margot Robbie, Jason Segel, Andy Serkis, J.K. Simmons, Kerry Washington and Reese Witherspoon.

Priyasnka, 33, who was also a presenter at the 22nd Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards here and dazzled the stage in a pink lace mesh gown, took to Twitter to express her joy at the honour.

“Looking forward @TheAcademy!! This will be an insaaaane night!” Priyanka tweeted on Monday night.

The former Miss World, who is currently riding on the success of Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s magnum opus “Bajirao Mastani”, is also the first Bollywood personality to be feted with People’s Choice Award in January, this year for her international acting debut as FBI agent Alex Parish in the American TV thriller series “Quantico”.

Priyanka, who will be next seen donning the khadi for Prakash Jha’s directorial “Jai Gangaajal”, has been receiving congratulatory messages from her fans and her collegues from Bollywood.

Here’s what some B-Town celebs have tweeted for her:

Prakash Jha: Isn’t that fantastic!! So proud of you @priyankachopra !! Bravo Abha Mathur…

Kunal Kohli: @priyankachopra wow! Next step winning one.

Ashish Chowdhry: #Out of words. Full of respect. @priyankachopra you shine brighter everyday.. #gogirl #hollywood #bollywood #morepower.

Atul Kasbekar: Wow! Woke up to see this bit of news! @priyankachopra presents at the #Oscars. Go Girl.

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