Deepika Padukone, who has recently gone global with her Hollywood debut ‘xXx: Return of Xander Cage’, added a new feather to her crown. The actress has been selected as a member of the Academy of Motion Picture of Arts and Science.
Happy and excited, she took to Twitter and posted, “HONORED TO BE A NEW #ACADEMYMEMBER. @THEACADEMY #CLASSOF2017”. Last month, the Academy invited over 700 people. all renowned and recognised in their own fields, to be a part of them and vote for Oscar. (Also Read: The Unstoppable! Deepika Padukone looks ferocious on the cover of Femina)
Apart from Deepika, filmmakers Gautam Ghose, Buddhadeb Dasgupta and actors Priyanka Chopra, Amitabh Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Salman Khan, Aamir Khan and Irrfan Khan will also be a part of Academy class of 2017.
On the work front, Deepika is now filming for Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s magnum opus ‘Padmavati’ which also features Ranveer Singh and Shahid Kapoor. The film was supposed to open this year at Cannes Film Festival, but faced several hurdles, including severe protest from Rajput organisations that accused Bhansali of distorting historical facts.