Priyanka is one of the newest members the Academy of Motion Picture of Arts & Sciences (AMPAS) and the actress has praised the ongoing push for racial and gender equality. Following two years of sharp criticism and back-to-back ceremonies with an all-white slate of acting nominees, AMPAS last week invited a record 774 new members from 57 countries around the world to join the organisation's ranks.
PeeCee, who made her foray into the West with TV series 'Quantico', said the Academy should move beyond a single award for foreign language films and include them in other major categories.
"It's interesting that though (past Indian) winners were Indian, it was for their work in international films largely about India, but not made by India. For a global community like India to be represented on a larger scale, I think it will have to move beyond a single award for all foreign language films."
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