Popular bollywood actor Priyanka Chopra will be one of the presenters at the upcoming 74th annual Golden Globe Awards.
The 34-year-old actress has made a successful international debut with American show “Quantico” and also stars in the movie adaptation of “Baywatch” which releases next year.
Priyanka, who also presented at this year’s Oscar awards, confirmed the news by re-tweeting a post on the official Twitter account of the Golden Globe Awards, which read, “We’re also pleased to announce Timothy Olyphant, Justin Theroux, and @priyankachopra as presenters for the 74th Golden Globe Awards.”
— Golden Globe Awards (@goldenglobes) December 30, 2016
The “Bajirao Mastani” star will help announce the winners in movies and TV during the event on January 8 along with actresses Amy Schumer, Zoe Saldana and Brie Larson, who are also among presenters for the Golden Globes.
Other presenters include Drew Barrymore, Steve Carell, Matt Damon, Viola Davis, Laura Dern, Goldie Hawn, Anna Kendrick, Nicole Kidman, Diego Luna, Sienna Miller, Mandy Moore, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Timothy Olyphant, Chris Pine, Eddie Redmayne, Sylvester Stallone, Justin Theroux, Milo Ventimiglia, Sofia Vergara and Reese Witherspoon.
Jimmy Fallon has been tapped to host the awards show live from The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California.
Meryl Streep, an eight-time Golden Globe winner, will be honored at the show this year with the Cecil B DeMille Award.
After making a successful debut with Quantico, Priyanka has since made appearances on popular talk shows, graced top magazine covers, walked red carpets at award shows across America and was also present at the White House Correspondents’ dinner hosted by outgoing US President Barack Obama.
“My worry (in the US), as an Indian actress, was whether the global entertainment industry was ready to see an Indian actor in the lead, as we haven’t seen one before – be it in television or films. I was worried about it as it had not happened with any Indian actress,” Priyanka told PTI in an interview.
“My worry was ‘Will I be good enough?’ But I had such a wonderful reception. I have got so much love and affection.
The only thing to do now is keep evolving. I only think about how I can grow more and what more can I do,” She told PTI recently.
Priyanka entered the Hindi film industry after winning the Miss World title in 2000. She made a mark in Bollywood with films like “Aitraaz”, “Fashion”, “Barfi”, “Mary Kom” and “Bajirao Mastani” among others and then turned to Hollywood to explore acting opportunities there.
She made her acting debut in Hollywood with American television show “Quantico” and is also part of the “Baywatch” film which will release next year.
“When I was going to another country (US), I was not worried about acting as I know my job well. I know the technical aspects, I have tremendous experience of working with incredible filmmakers who have taught me my job,” she says.
“I can stand on the world stage and be confident about my work as my training was with the most prolific film industry in the world which is the Hindi film industry.” .