Global star Priyanka Chopra Jonas is one of the presenters at the upcoming 74th British Academy Film Awards, which will take place on April 10 and 11 at Royal Albert Hall. The actress, who is currently in London, took to Instagram Stories to repost from the official BAFTA Instagram page, announcing the news. “So honoured and excited to be presenting at the #EEBAFTAs this Sunday!” she wrote. She will be presenting, EE BAFTA, which represents the Rising Star Award that honours new talent.
Earlier called the Orange Rising Star Award, it is now designed as EE owing to commercial reasons. Other presenters this year include Phoebe Dynevor, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Cynthia Erivo, Hugh Grant, Richard E. Grant, Tom Hiddleston, Felicity Jones, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, James McAvoy, David Oyelowo, and Pedro Pascal.
Priyanka and other presenters at London will be joined virtually by presenters from the Los Angeles including Rose Byrne, Andra Day, Anna Kendrick and Renee Zellweger.
Priyanka’s last outing onscreen was “The White Tiger”, a film she featured in as well as executive-produced. Interestingly, “The White Tiger” has two nominations at the BAFTAs this year — for lead actor Adarsh Gourav in the Leading Actor category, and writer-director Ramin Bahrami in the category of Best Adapted Screenplay.
Meanwhile, on the work front, Priyanka Chopra is currently shooting for the spy series ‘Citadel’. It also stars Richard Madden. The project is backed by Amazon and helmed by the Russo Brothers of ‘Avengers’ fame. The actor has finished shooting ‘Text for You’ with Sam Heughan, Celine Dion, Russell Tovey, and Omid Djalili.
The actress will also be seen in an Indian wedding comedy with Mindy Kaling, which she will co-produce and feature in. She also has ‘Matrix 4’ and a film based on the life of Maa Anand Sheela in the pipeline.
For those unversed, Priyanka and her husband-pop star Nick Jonas recently announced the Oscars 2021 nominations.
(With IANS Inputs)