Priyanka Chopra made a glittering statement at the Golden Globe Awards when she walked the red carpet in a custom-made Ralph Lauren golden gown — leaving her “Baywatch” co-stars stunned.
After making impressive appearances at the Oscars and Emmys last year, Priyanka opted for a plunging full-length sequinned gown — which has been described as ‘one-of-a-kind hand- embroidered evening dress’ by the official Twitter handle of the designer brand.
In a candid confession to IANS before the 74th edition of the award gala, Priyanka had said she likes to have a “lot of fun on red carpet as I meet people with whom I work with. It’s fun time for me.”
And she did have fun with her look as she added a dash of colour to her golden look with a touch of maroon-hued lipstick. She completed her look with a ring and a statement necklace Bollywood’s ‘desi girl’ made her debut appearance at the Golden Globe Awards, which recognise excellence in film and television, both domestic and foreign, to present the award for the Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Drama. She was joined by Hollywood actor Jeffrey Dean Morgan.
She gave away the trophy to Hollywood actor Billy Bob Thornton for his role of Billy MacBride in popular legal drama web TV series “Goliath”.
Impressed by her look, Hollywood actors Zac Efron and Dwayne Johnson praised her, describing her as beautiful and stunning.
“Bad is an understatement. Why I love her! Stunning tonight. Being ‘Baywatch’ Golden Globes,” Johnson tweeted.
Priyanka thanked the actor and said that he was missed at the award gala.
“Congrats Priyanka! Teams killin it tonight! You look beautiful! ‘Baywatch’ babe,” Efron tweeted.In response to Efron, the former Miss World tweeted: “Thank you Zac Efron…Representing Missed you tonight.”
Priyanka found global popularity with American TV show “Quantico”. She is also set to make her Hollywood debut with “Baywatch” soon.
Meanwhile, Indian origin British actor Dev Patel, who lost the Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role award to Aaron Taylor-Johnson at the 74th Golden Globes, says he never agrees to take up a project thinking about awards. Dev was pitted against Oscar-winning actor Jeff Bridges, Simon Helberg, Mahershala Ali and Johnson for the Golden Globe.
At the awards, Dev, along with eight-year-old Sunny Pawar, introduced their drama film “Lion”.
Dressed in black tuxedo, the duo was welcomed onstage with a huge applause.
While Dev gave a synopsis of the film on stage, Sunny was cheered up by the audience when Dev lifted him up and Sunny said: “This is our film, ‘Lion’.”
Sunny plays the young Saroo in the film, while Dev plays his older version.Asked how important awards are to him, he said: “I would be lying if I say that awards are not amazing. Awards can really change someone’s career. You get recognition. You might get scripts that you didn’t get earlier. But I never took up a project thinking about a golden statue,” said the actor, who made his debut in the Oscar-winning film “Slumdog Millionaire”.
Talking about “Lion”, for which he was nominated, he said: “When we were shooting this film, we were shooting in difficult situations. Walking on the red carpet was the farthest thing you can get in mind. It’s all about characters, the journey and the story.”
“Lion”, based on Saroo Brierley’s best-selling autobiography “A Long Way Home”, is a true story about an Indian boy who falls asleep on a train only to wake up and realise he is miles away from home in a strange land where he does not speak the language. He experiences many challenges before getting adopted by a couple in Australia. Years later, he sets out to find his lost family.
This isn’t the first time that the actor, with roots in Gujarat, is playing a character with an Indian connection. In “Slumdog Millionaire”, he essayed the role of Jamal Malik, who was raised in the slums of Mumbai. His third film, “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel”, presented him as an Indian hotel manager. His next, “Hotel Mumbai”, is again set in India. It is based on the 2008 terrorist attack on the Taj Mahal Palace & Tower hotel in Mumbai.