Every time Bollywood actress and “Quantico” star Priyanka Chopra makes an award show appearance, she leaves everyone stunned. And the 68th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, where she was one of the presenters, were no exception.
Chopra, who is fast becoming a style icon in the west, amped up the glam as she glided down the red carpet in a one-shoulder cutout crimson Jason Wu gown Sept. 18 at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, and the paparazzi could not have enough of her.
The 34-year-old paired the flowing chiffon outfit with Brian Atwood heels, a pair of diamond studs and a sleek ponytail. Her glamorous look was capped off with a red lip look. Channeling her inner diva, a radiant Chopra twirled, blew kisses and pretty much slayed on the red carpet, earning the honor of one of the best dressed celebs on the red carpet.
When a reporter asked if she was nervous before the Emmy red carpet, Chopra said, “No nerves, only for the heat outside, can’t wait to get inside air-conditioning. I am conserving my energy.”
When asked about Season 2 of “Quantico,” she said, “It’s an explosive first episode. At the end of the first episode, people are going to say ‘wait, what?’ But that’s what we like. Guys, it is ‘Quantico.’”
Chopra and Tom Hiddleston (“Thor”) presented the ‘Outstanding Directing for a Limited Series, Movie or Dramatic Special’ award to “The Night Manager” director Susanne Bier.
But what grabbed eyeballs was their palpable chemistry on stage. As the pair made their way to the microphone, Chopra repeated her twirl on stage and Hiddleston lent her a hand.
But if reports are to be believed, their camaraderie continued beyond the award ceremony. According to a report by E! News, the two were possibly “flirting” at the Governor’s Ball. The pair was “openly flirting with each other” at the Emmys after-party in between snapping selfies and mingling with guests, said the report.
“Tom had his arm around her and held her close. Afterwards, Tom and Priyanka talked closely and were holding hands at one point for a few moments,” a source told the entertainment Web site. “Priyanka fixed Tom’s bow-tie and then the two kissed on both cheeks.”
Hiddleston is currently single after his whirlwind romance with Taylor Swift ended less than two weeks ago. They reportedly exchanged phone numbers before embracing in a “long hug” and “several kisses on the cheek.”
“Priyanka and Tom said goodbye and she told him that she will see him later,” added E! News. “They left the event about a minute after each other.”
Season 2 of ABCs “Quantico” will premiere Sept. 25.