‘Barfi!’ nominated as India’s entry at the Oscars in Foreign Language Film category

Priyanka Chopra starrer Barfi! has been nominated as India’s entry in the category of ‘Best Foreign Language Film’ at the Oscars in February next year.

The film, directed by Anurag Basu which also features Priyanka Chopra, has beaten 19 other films to be named India’s official entry to the Oscars. It registered a powerful box office collection in its opening week, by earning Rs. 58.6 crore.

The film, about love between differently-abled – a deaf and mute boy and an autistic girl – opened in approximately 700 screens in India on September 14.

“Barfi is the Indian entry to the Oscars. We selected it to represent the country out of 20 films,” Supran Sen, secretary general of the Film Federation of India, told PTI.

The romantic comedy has touched viewers and critics alike with its simple, but powerful narrative. The film marked the Bollywood debut of southern actress Ileana D’Cruz, who has also been appreciated for her performance.

(With inputs from Agencies)

‘Barfi!’ nominated as India’s entry at the Oscars in Foreign Language Film category | NDTV.com

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