Indian actress Deepika Padukone has been announced as one of the presenters at the upcoming BAFTA Awards. The British Academy Of Film and Television Arts awards will be held on February 19 in London.
Padukone has been named as a presenter along with stars like David Beckham, Cate Blanchett and Dua Lipa. Their names are the latest addition to the long list of presenters at this year’s BAFTAs.
According to reports, Padukone, Beckham, Blanchett, and Dua Lipa will be presenting one award each. However, the specific categories have not been announced yet. Previously unveiled presenters include Hugh Grant, Lily Collins, Adjoa Andoh, Emma Corrin, Gillian Anderson, Himesh Patel and Idris Elba.
BAFTA Awards- considered the highest film honours in Britain- will take place on February 19 and are expected to be a star-studded event.
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Deepika was at the Oscars Awards 2023 where she presented the song Naatu Naatu from RRR to the audience before the hit picked up the Best Original Song Oscar. Deepika’s presence on the global stage was seen as a testament to her international acclaim. The actress has had a busy year in 2023 with her film Pathaan breaking box office records and becoming one of the top grossers of the year. Her cameo in Jawan too earned her critical acclaim.
She started 2024 with the release of Fighter – a film where she was paired opposite Hrithik Roshan for the first time and played an Indian Air Force fighter pilot. The film has raked in over Rs 3 billion at the box office globally.
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