Priyanka Chopra has been recently been appointed as the new member of the Academy of Motion Picture of Arts & Sciences (AMPAS).
According to Times of India, Priyanka in a recent interview said that Academy should increase its category when it comes to giving recognition to foreign language films at the Oscars.
Priyanka on this matter said, "I am grateful to the Academy for including such diverse amount of people from around the world. They ask us our opinions when we are the member of the Academy. My view and opinion are that it opens itself up to nominations for foreign language films outside of just one category. I hope that is something which happens because there are so many films which come from the world, even Indian films. When our talent has won awards, it has been for films not made by India, because the opportunities are less. I hope that is something that changes and I hope I can contribute to that."
Also, some of other Indian celebrities have also been invited to join the academy and vote in the Oscars. The list includes Amitabh Bachchan, Aamir Khan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Goutam Ghose, Buddhadeb Dasgupta, Salman Khan, Irrfan Khan and Deepika Padukone.