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No Indian film at the Oscars Entertainment Bureau | September 26, 2003 18:39 IST

Hrithik Roshan in Koi... Mil GayaThe year 2003 may be a good year for the Hindi film industry at the box office with hits like Bhoot, Chalte Chalte and Koi... Mil Gaya. Unfortunately, not so at the 76th annual Academy Awards.

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This year, no Indian film will be nominated for the Oscars in the foreign languages category.

The Film Federation of India was given only six Hindi films to choose from: Koi... Mil Gaya, Gangaajal, Jajantaram Mamantaram, Jhankaar Beats, Andaaz and Joggers' Park. None of them was selected as the official Indian entry for the Oscars.

Last year, Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Devdas was India's official entry to the prestigious awards, but it did not win a nomination.

In 2001, the Aamir Khan-starrer Lagaan had won an Oscar nomination, making it the third Indian film to do so after Mother India (1957) and Salaam Bombay (1988). Unfortunately, Lagaan lost out to Bosnia's No Man's Land.

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Number of User Comments: 13

Sub: no wonder...

Why these six films?They should have sent films like Anbeshivam(Tamil),Bhoot etc.The people responsible should learn from their past mistakes

Posted by krishnababu.m

Sub: No Indian film at Oscars

It's funny to see this news... one would be surprised if a film gets selected. Frankly speaking, all the films done this year were.... "UNBELIEVABLY ...

Posted by Vinay

Sub: Stupid selection

Hi ppl, Why were movies like "Nizhal Kuthu" and "Mathrubhoomi" which are winning awards all over the world not being nominated? Looking at most of ...

Posted by Jaiganesh

Sub: no indian film at oscars

It is really a shame that a country which produces the biggest percentage of movies doesnt have an entry at the oscars. Both the industry ...

Posted by Darshan

Sub: Wierd Journalism

As an esteemed news portal with a separate "entertainment bureau" as you claim, I don't know why opinions suddenly get in the way of news ...

Posted by Bragadeesh Srinivasan



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