Preity Zinta photobombs Jr NTR’s pic with Mindy Kaling at pre-Oscars get together; Priyanka Chopra poses with Malala Yousafzai

The second annual South Asian Excellence on the Oscars occasion occurred on March 9, the place celebs reminiscent of Priyanka Chopra, Mindy Kaling, Nick Jonas, Preity Zinta and others gathered at Paramount Studios in Los Angeles to honour nominees from the likes of RRR, All That Breathes and The Elephant Whisperers. On Friday, Mindy took to Instagram to share pictures of herself with different celebs from the ‘particular occasion’. In one of many photos, she posed with Telugu actor Jr NTR as Preity photobombed their image. Also learn: Priyanka Chopra dazzles in white at pre-Oscars occasion with Nick Jonas, celebrates ‘South Asian Excellence’. See pics

The pre-Oscars bash was hosted by Priyanka Chopra and celeb manager-entrepreneur Anjula Acharia, with co-chairs Malala Yousafzai, Mindy Kaling, Kumail Nanjiani, Kal Penn, Aziz Ansari, Bela Bajaria, Radhika Jones, Joseph Patel, Shruti Ganguly, and Anita Chatterjee. The celebs graced the crimson carpet for the occasion, with a lot of them dressed by designers Falguni and Shane Peacock.

Sharing photographs from the pre-Oscars occasion, Mindy wrote in her caption, “Last night I was honoured to co-host a celebration of South Asian Oscar nominees. Met so many new friends and hugged old ones, and was inspired by the talent all around me. Falguni and Shane Peacock designed the most spectacular saree for me and @sethicouture loaned me basically all the diamonds in the world. Thank you to Priyanka Chopra and Anjula Acharia for organising such a special event. Also love when @asekar95 is my date and we get to do the most Indian thing ever and order Taco Bell after.” Actor Ike Barinholtz commented on her publish, “Did Jr NTR ask about me? Would he want to possibly be friends with me?”

Priyanka Chopra additionally posed with Malala Yousafzai, the youngest-ever recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, on the occasion. The social activist is an govt producer of Joshua Seftel’s Stranger on the Gate, a nominee for the very best documentary quick Oscar. Priyanka was quoted by The Hollywood Reporter as saying on the crimson carpet, “These are people whose shoulders we stand on to be able to create this. These are all the guys that are hustling and demanding representation when no one was giving into them. And today we look around at this room and say ‘this is their moment.’”

The ninety fifth Academy Awards will likely be held on March 12 (March 13 in India) at Los Angeles’ Dolly Theatre. This yr, three Indian movies are competing for the coveted awards. RRR’s tune Naatu Naatu is nominated for Best Original Song, Shaunak Sen’s All That Breathes has been nominated for Best Documentary Feature Film and Guneet Monga’s The Elephant Whisperers for Best Documentary Short.

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