The Oscars get sweeter with the Indian Barfi!
The Oscars get sweeter with the Indian Barfi!

It is celebration time for Team ‘Barfi!’ as this Anurag Basu-UTV venture has been selected by the Film Federation of India as India’s official entry to the Academy Awards, 2013 in the ‘Best Foreign Language Film’ category!

Loved by most, Barfi is the story of three people in unique circumstances, played by Ranbir Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra and Ileana D’Cruz. It’s been 10 days since the release of the film, and it’s indeed an honour that such a young film with such a young cast should get such a great boost! Ranbir, Ileana and Anurag Basu weren’t available for comment, but Priyanka, who is out of India, couldn’t hold back her joy as she tweeted, "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!".

Needless to say, Siddharth Roy Kapur- MD of Disney UTV studios is elated. “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,” he beams.

After Harishchandrachi Factory, Rang De Basanti and Peepli Live!, Barfi is the fourth UTV film to be selected for the Oscars, while other films like Lagaan and Shwaas too have made it to the biggest global awards in films under the Foreign Language category!

Here’s crossing fingers for our Desi film that’s out to make it big globally!