The Academy Awards popularly known as the Oscars are awards for artistic in the film industry. India is no stranger to the Oscars. There have been several movies and individuals who have been associated with the golden statue. Stars like Aishwarya Rai and Priyanka have also attended the awards show in the past. However, Aishwarya and her husband actor Abhishek Bachchan were holidaying in LA when they bounced into an invite from the academy.
The Bollywood couples ended up getting an invite to walk the red carpet amongst the Hollywood legends and attended the ceremony. They attended the Oscars 2011 ceremony. Speaking to an Indian journalist on the red carpet, Aishwarya and Abhishek revealed that they were originally in Los Angeles for a vacation. They also said that the news of them being in LA broke out and the word reached to the Academy producers.
Abhishek said, “What a great interruption to have, I think. It’s been wonderful, it’s a bit cold in LA which is unusual but it’s wonderful, it’s so nice, very sweet of them to invite us and recognise our film industry and we’re very happy to be here representing India. Bumped into Ashutosh (Gowariker) which is great, so it feels wonderful to share this platform with the rest of them,”
Abhishek further revealed that were rooting for Colin Firth to win the Best Actor for The King’s Speech and he eventually did his marvelous performance as King George V1. The movie won four awards, including Best Picture and Best Actor, which was awarded to Colin.
The Academy is all set to host the 2021 Oscars on Sunday. This year, the nominations were announced by Priyanka Chopra and her husband, singer Nick Jonas.