Honoured to be one of the newest members of AMPAS: Deepika Padukone

Vastavam web: Deepika Padukone is one of the newest members the Academy of Motion Picture of Arts & Sciences (AMPAS) and the actress says she feels honoured to be included in the Class of 2017.The 31-year-old actress, who made her Hollywood debut with Vin Diesel’s “xXx: Return of Xander Cage”, took to Twitter to share her excitement.Following two years of sharp criticism and back-to-back ceremonies with an all-white slate of acting nominees, AMPAS last month invited a record 774 new members from 57 countries around the world to join the organisation’s ranks.Apart from Deepika, Priyanka Chopra has also joined the Academy Class of 2017.