India’s official Academy awards entry for the category of ‘Best Foreign Language Film’ has been announced as the Anurag Basu’s critically acclaimed masterpiece Barfi!
The film revolves around the world of deaf-mute Barfi whose trail to find a soul mate who shares the same love for life that he does, brings a scrapbook of many heartfelt moments.
Starring Bollywood heavyweights Ranbir Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra and southern superstar IIleana D’Cruz, the film beat 19 other films to be put forward for the prestigious awards next February.
The multitalented Priyanka Chopra shared her excitement with her fans on the micro blogging site Twitter stating "Yaaaaaay!!India’s official entry to the Oscars!!! Anurag sir,RK,Ills,ronnie,Sid n all! Wish I was in India to share this! Go team!"
Made on a budget of around US$5.4 million, the romantic comedy has already made over US$11 million at the India Box Office alone and has been delighting audiences and critics alike, since it’s opening last week.
The production company of the film UTV is also celebrating, with Barfi! being the fourth UTV film in the last seven years to have been selected to represent India at the Oscars.