The Indian actress will be presenting at the 95th Academy Awards alongside Hollywood megastar Dwayne Johnson.
Last Updated: 06.11 AM, Mar 13, 2023
Deepika Padukone’s first look from Oscars 2023 is finally out, and—at the risk of sounding redundant—if looks could kill, many would be dead by now.
The most-awaited award show of the year, Oscars 2023, is underway and host Jimmy Kimmel included the infamous Chris Rock-slapping controversy in his opening monologue. Kimmel joked, “We want you to have fun, feel safe and, most importantly, we want me feel safe... So, we have strict policies in pace. If anyone in this theater commits an act of violence at any point during the show, you will be awarded the Oscar for best actor and permitted to give a 19-minute long speech. But seriously, the academy has a crisis team in place. If anything unpredictable or violent happens during the show, sit there and do absolutely nothing. Maybe even give the assailant a hug... And if any of you get mad at a joke and decide you want to get jiggy with it — it’s not going to be easy.”
Needless to say, the audience cracked up at these subtle jibes that the celebrated host took at Will Smith slapping Chris Rock during Oscars 2022.
Interestingly, this year, India has a lot to look forward to in terms of representation at the coveted award show. For one, SS Rajamouli’s magnum opus RRR’s popular song Naatu Naatu is nominated under the Best Original Song category, and our girl Deepika Padukone is one of the presenters at this year’s award ceremony alongside Dwayne Johnson.
Speaking of Deepika, the Bollywood A-Lister has just dropped pictures on her Instagram account from the event and is looking absolutely stunning in a black ballroom gown. The ever-classy actress kept her make-up to a bare minimum and tied her hair in a messy bun. AS for her jewelry, Deepika wore a statement diamond neckpiece, matching bracelet and a diamond ring.
Deepika Padukone is attending the Oscars main event with her athlete sister, Anisha Padukone.
The 95th Academy Awards is taking place at the legendary Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, California.