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Deepika Padukone says she’s honoured to be New Academy member

Following two years of sharp criticism and back-to-back ceremonies with an all-white slate of acting nominees, AMPAS last month invited a record 774 new members from 57 countries around the world to join the organisation's ranks.

Edited by: India TV Entertainment Desk, New Delhi [ Published on: July 19, 2017 12:23 IST ]
Deepika Padukone
Deepika Padukone

The gorgeous and talented Deepika Padukone, who will be seen next in Padmavati opposite rumoured beau Ranveer Singh, has become one of the newest members the Academy of Motion Picture of Arts & Sciences (AMPAS). The actress says she feels honoured to be included in the Class of 2017.The 31-year-old actress, who made her Hollywood debut with Vin Diesel's "xXx: Return of Xander Cage", took to Twitter to share her excitement.

"Honoured to be a new #Academymemeber. @TheAcademy # Classof2017," Deepika tweeted.

Following two years of sharp criticism and back-to-back ceremonies with an all-white slate of acting nominees, AMPAS last month invited a record 774 new members from 57 countries around the world to join the organisation's ranks.

Apart from Deepika, Priyanka Chopra has also joined the Academy Class of 2017.Other Indian stars who have been invited to join the Academy and vote in the Oscars include the likes of, megastar Amitabh Bachchan, Aamir Khan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, filmmakers Goutam Ghose, Buddhadeb Dasgupta, Salman Khan and Irrfan Khan.

Meanwhile, Novak Djokovic’s alleged ex-girlfriend Natasa Bekvalac recently stated that the tennis player will be much happier to date Deepika, buzz suggested. This raised many eyebrows. This is known to all that Deepika is rumoured to be dating actor Ranveer Singh from quite some time. In fact, both of them were spotted together recently on the actor’s birthday.

Natasa was linked to Novak between 2011 and 2014 and after that he got married to Jelena Ristic. The quote by Natasa has come as a big shock to all as both Deepika and Novak were spotted together back in 2016. Both of them were even clicked together.

(With PTI Inputs)

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