Actress-producer Priyanka Chopra Jonas is understandably on cloud 9, with The White Tiger making an influence within the awards circuit this season. The movie, co-starring and executive-produced by Priyanka, is in competition for an Oscar and two BAFTAS. “It means a lot to me, I am so proud of the whole team. We believed in the story collectively and, importantly, the story needed to be translated into a film that would connect with a wider audience,” Priyanka tells IANS. BAFTA Awards 2021: Priyanka Chopra Jonas Competes With Different Nominees to Safe a Nomination for Greatest Supporting Actress for The White Tiger, Sister Parineeti Chopra Cheers!
On the upcoming Oscars, “The White Tiger”, based mostly on Arvind Adiga’s guide of the identical identify, has a nomination within the Greatest Tailored Screenplay class for writer-director Ramin Bahrani. On the BAFTAS, actor Adarsh Gourav is nominated alongside Anthony Hopkins and the late Chadwick Boseman, amongst others, within the Main Actor class, whereas Bahrani is within the race for a Greatest Tailored Screenplay trophy. Oscars 2019: That is What Priyanka Chopra Jonas Has To Say To These Attending The Ceremony This 12 months.
As quickly as nominations for sundry awards ceremonies have been introduced this 12 months, a bit of social media started evaluating it with Danny Boyle’s Slumdog Millionaire, which belongs to the identical style as Bahrani’s movie. Boyle’s movie gained eight Oscars and 6 BAFTAs in 2009, and turned its lead duo Dev Patel and Freida Pinto into in a single day world stars.
At 38, Priyanka had achieved worldwide fame lengthy earlier than she acquired down with making and performing in “The While Tiger”. Her lead actor Adarsh Gourav stands to gain tremendously of course, if he manages to score a win at the BAFTAs, though that could be a challenge in a year when the late Boseman has been winning hearts with his role in “Ma Rainey’s Black Backside”. Whereas the nominations are an honour, Priyanka says her involvement with the mission will not be essentially in regards to the awards.
“We had already done the hard work by the time the awards rolled by, so I don’t think it affected my role as an actor or producer in any way for this film. For me, as an actor and a producer, the audience has always been my end goal. Nominations and wins — especially awards like the Oscars and Baftas — are truly amazing but it’s not why I pick projects,” she asserts.
Priyanka lists “content stories, ones that resonate, ones that need to be told, ones that entertain a wide global audience” as her main intent in the case of filmmaking. “You will never be true to content if you make it to win at the awards,” she says. For her, the largest enhance that such nominations carry is that they push India, Indian cinema and Indian artistes in direction of the appropriate route in the case of the dialog of inclusivity and variety.
“I think the nominations are another step towards what we have all been working so hard for — equal opportunity and a seat at every table. We deserve it, not because of some quota that needs to be filled but because we prove every day that we can deliver what is needed. This applies to every industry and not just entertainment,” she says. “I’m just proud to be in such august company, with women (from) across the world, working hard, breaking barriers, driving innovation, every day,” she indicators off.
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