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.
“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)