Indian Officials Oscar Entry 2022: Bollywood direct Sanjay Leela Bhansali is a well known personality. His films have often made their presence felt in the international circuit as well as among the cine audience in the overseas market. In the last two decades, India came closest to getting a nomination at the prestigious Oscar ceremony in the year 2002. There were chances of getting entry in Bhansali-directed film ‘Devdas’, which starred Shah Rukh Khan, Aishwarya Rai and Madhuri Dixit.
Now, the buzz is for film ‘Gangubai Kathiawadi’ starring Alia Bhatt is one of the film that could be India’s official entry for the Oscars this year. The film had several international premieres earlier this year and also received a standing ovation from the audience at the Berlin Film Festival. On the business front, it is one of the highest grossing Indian films in the international belt, with an overseas collection of $7.50 million.
RRR is also in the Oscar race
Apart from Gangubai Kathiawadi there is a strong buzz about SS Rajamouli’s period drama, RRR, which is in the news for an official entry into the Oscars. An announcement about the Oscars is expected in a few months. Other films that could feature in it include ‘The Kashmir Files’ directed by Vivek Ranjan Agnihotri, though we await an announcement from the authorities.