Barfi! makes an official entry to Oscar
Anurag Basu’s directed and Ranbir Kapoor starrer ‘Barfi! makes an official entry to Oscar. The film based on deaf and dump has won the heart of Indian audience and now it makes to the Oscar. ‘Barfi!’ has been chosen as India's official entry for the Academy Awards in the Best Foreign Language Film category.
The decision to send ‘Bardi’! to the Oscar was taken at a Film Federation of India (FFI) meeting in Hyderabad Saturday night.
"Barfi! has indeed been chosen as the country's official entry this year," FFI secretary general Suparn Sen said.
The makers of the movie are ecstatic with the decision.
"We are honoured that Barfi! has been selected to represent India as its official entry to the Academy Awards 2013. 'Barfi!' is very close to the hearts of all of us at UTV, and it gives us great satisfaction that a film we have developed and nurtured from its inception has met with so much love from audiences and critics worldwide," Siddharth Roy Kapur, managing director - Studios, Disney UTV, said in a statement.
"An added source of pride is that this is the fourth UTV film in the last seven years to have been selected to represent India at the Academy awards; our earlier selections being Rang De Basanti (2006), Harishchandrachi Factory (2009) and Peepli Live (2010)," he added.
Barfi! released September 14, made a promising business at the box-office.