Rang De Basanti out of Oscar run
Few months back, there was a big debate over which movie should be India’s official entry to the Oscar Awards. Rang De Basanti was selected to be the official Indian entry for the academy awards. Vidhu Vinod Chopra then sent Rajkumar Hirani’s Lage Raho Munnabhai as an independent entry to the Oscars. However, the latest news is that neither of films made it to into the final shortlist.
Rang De Basanti, the official entry from India and Lage Raho Munnabhai didn’t get short listed in the Best Foreign Film category. Interestingly, Deepa Mehta’s Water got selected into the same category. But it is to be noted that though Water is an Indian tale, it is an official entry from Canada for the Oscar.
The final five entries in the Foreign Film Category at the Oscar Awards this year will be announced on January 23.