BAFTA 2024: Deepika Padukone is making the entire nation proud and how? The beloved actor has been chosen as one of the presenters at the upcoming BAFTA Awards, as per the reports. The list of presenters also includes former England football star David Beckham, singer Dua Lipa, Cate Blanchett, Adjoa Andoh from 'Bridgerton,' Hugh Grant from 'Wonka,' and Lily Collins from 'Emily in Paris.'
Deepika Padukone's rising popularity
Deepika Padukone had earlier been a presenter at the 2023 Oscars. Her global appearances underscore the rising popularity of Indian film stars, a trend that saw significant growth after SS Rajamouli's movie RRR secured an Oscar in 2023. The film's track "Naatu Naatu" clinched the prestigious award in the Best Original Song category.
The Rising Star Award will be presented by former winners Emma Mackay and Jack O'Connell. Phoebe Dynevor, Ayo Edebiri, Jacob Elordi, Mia McKenna-Bruce, and Sophie Wilde are all contenders for the award this year, according to reports.
After Last Year’s #Oscars, Deepika Padukone To Attend #BAFTA As A Presenter on February 19#DeepikaPadukone will be joining global superstars like #DavidBeckham, #CateBlanchett, and #DuaLipa— $@M (@SAMTHEBESTEST_) February 13, 2024
Hannah Waddingham is set to perform a "special cover song" during the ceremony, which will be hosted by former Doctor Who David Tennant.
The 77th BAFTA Film Awards ceremony is scheduled to take place on Sunday, February 18, at London's Royal Festival Hall. This venue is hosting the ceremony for the second consecutive year, having moved from the Royal Albert Hall. In India, the awards will be streamed live on Lionsgate Play.
Attendees will include Barry Keoghan from 'Saltburn,' Bradley Cooper and Carey Mulligan from 'Maestro,' Cillian Murphy from 'Oppenheimer,' and directors Greta Gerwig, Christopher Nolan, Celine Song, and Yorgos Lanthimos, according to reports.
Last year, Deepika Padukone represented India as a presenter at the Oscars 2023.
In terms of films, Deepika recently starred in the aerial action thriller 'Fighter' alongside Hrithik Roshan. Directed by Siddharth Anand, the film also featured Anil Kapoor, Karan Singh Grover, and Akshay Oberoi in significant roles and received positive feedback from audiences.
Her upcoming project is the sci-fi action thriller 'Kalki 2898 AD' alongside southern actor Prabhas. Directed by Nag Ashwin, the film also stars Amitabh Bachchan and is set to hit theaters on May 9, 2024.