Bollywood veteran actor Anupam Kher congratulated Deepika Padukone for being selected as one of the presenters at the upcoming Academy Awards, posting an old picture of her at his acting institute.

In the caption, he praised Padukone for her achievement and said that as a teacher, he was proud to witness her journey.

“Dearest @deepikapadukone! Congratulations on being one of the presenters at this year’s #Oscar ceremony! Every time you climb one step higher on the ladder of success, we at @actorprepares feel proud to have been part of your journey. On a personal note as your teacher I always knew sky is not the limit. You will go beyond!! Love and blessings always! Congratulations for #Pathan too! Jai Ho!👍👏😍 #ActorPrepares #Student #Actress


Padukone, along with Pakistani-British actor Riz Ahmed, are the only South Asians to be announcing the Oscar awards that will be held on 12 March.