The road to the Oscars has ended for “Village Rockstars” director Rima Das. But looking back at the journey of the Assamese drama, she says it has been one full of love, hopes and aspirations.
The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences on Monday announced that nine films have advanced to the next round of voting in the Foreign Language Film category for the 91st Academy Awards. “Village Rockstars”, a little film with a big heart, was not one of them.
Sharing a heart-warming photograph of the children in the film, Das wrote an emotional Instagram post about the love that the movie has received in a journey that has seen it travel to festivals in the nooks and corners of the world, reports IANS.
It has been a dry spell at the box office for Shah Rukh Khan, making fans anxious, ahead of the release of Zero. With the likes of his films like Jab Harry Met Sejal, Dilwale, Fan and Raees not doing wonders at the box office, all eyes are now on theAanand L. Rai directorial.
In an interview to , the actor said, “I can’t change that, and if I can’t change something, why should I think about it? If people feel that ‘Zero’ is very important for me, it’s their feeling. God forbid, if this film doesn’t work, what will happen? Maybe, I won’t get work for six months or 10 months, but if I believe that my craft and art is good, I will continue to get work.”
Actor Jeff Bridges will receive the Cecil B. DeMille award at the 76th Golden Globes on January 6, 2019.
Bridges has starred in legendary films like “The Big Lebowski”, “Crazy Heart”, “True Grit” and “The Fabulous Baker Boys”.
“The Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) is delighted to bestow the 2019 Cecil B. DeMille Award on Jeff Bridges,” HFPA president Meher Tatna said in a statement to variety.com, reports IANS.
“Bridges’ brilliant body of work across diverse genres has captured the hearts and minds of audiences worldwide for more than six decades. We look forward to celebrating ‘the Dude’ and his remarkable career and philanthropic achievements at the upcoming Golden Globe Awards.”
“Period. End of Sentence”, a film about women in India fighting against the deeply rooted stigma of menstruation and delving upon the work of real life ‘Pad Man’ Arunachalam Muruganathan, has made it to the Oscar shortlist in the Documentary Short Subject category, reports IANS.
The film is executive produced by Guneet Monga and is co-produced by Monga’s Sikhya Entertainment, which has backedA films like “The Lunchbox” and “Masaan”.
After the Oscar shortlist was announced here on Monday, Monga posted on Instagram: “Waking up to this shortlist! So proud and so exciting… I am so humbled to be a part of the producing team.”
Actress Sonam Kapoor, a vegan, has been named People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India’s Person of the Year for 2018.
Sonam has been feted as she sings in praise of vegan eating and because she keeps animal skins out of her handbag line for her fashion brand Rheson, apart from taking other action for the welfare of animals, reports IANS.
“Whether she’s enjoying vibrant vegan meals or rallying her fans to do their part to stop animal suffering, Sonam Kapoor never hesitates to help animals any way she can,” PETA India Associate Director Sachin Bangera said in a statement.
India’s official entry for the Best Foreign Language Film category at the Oscars 2018, Village Rockstars, is out of the race for the honour, as is Iram Haq’s Norwegian drama What Will People Say, starring Indian actors.
The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences on Monday announced that nine films have advanced to the next round of voting in the Foreign Language Film category for the 91st Academy Awards, according to the official Oscars website.
An Assamese movie, Village Rockstars is set in Das’ own village of Chhaygaon in Assam. It is the story of “poor but amazing children” who live a fun-filled life.
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