The Indian presence in Oscars 2023 is all set to make the nation proud with not one but three Oscar nominations for RRR’s Naatu Naatu song, Shaunak Sen’s Documentary feature All That Breathes and another documentary, The Elephant Whisperers. To celebrate such a humongous Indian presence, this Friday, Priyanka Chopra hosted the pre-Oscars bash at the annual South Asian Excellence. For the second time, Priyanka played host at the party held at Paramount Pictures Studios in Hollywood. Several prominent people were present including Ram Charan and his wife Upasana, Jr NTR, Guneet Monga, Shaunak Sen, Jacqueline Fernandez, Preity Zinta, and Mindy Kaling.
A mini reunion of the Zanjeer cast of Priyanka and Ram Charan
At the party, Priyanka Chopra reunited with Ram Charan, her Zanjeer co-star. Ram Charan was there with his wife Upasana Konidela. The couple also visited Priyanka’s LA home and actress's mother Madhu Chopra and Nick Jonas' parents, Denise and Paul Kevin Jonas. Upasana shared the pictures on her social media with the caption, “LA familia #hollywood @priyankachopra thank u for always being there for us.(sic)”
Earlier, Ram Charan had appeared on Ash Crossan hosted Entertainment Tonight. Expressing gratitude for the all the love and acclaim that RRR has got, Ram Charan said, “We are all here as a family to celebrate the film. To celebrate our music composer MM Keeravani. Thanks to our director SS Rajamouli who made it possible. No, I think we have got enough from people. Everything that we are getting now is extra! We are just living in the moment. It's just overwhelming that LA-Hollywood, the Mecca of cinema, has been so warm towards us. Good cinema doesn't have a language. RRR is an example of that.”
India holds its breath as RRR's song Naatu Naatu is in contention for the Best Original Song category. Moreover, there are two Indian documentaries competing on the global stage. Jay-Ho! The Jay Kumar Show joins Indians everywhere in praying and hoping for a win for India.