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Bollywood's Oscar Race Begins. All Eyes on Amol Palekar

  | August 27, 2015 16:10 IST (New Delhi)
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Amol Palekar photographed with wife Sandhya at an event in Mumbai.

It's that time of the year when chosen representatives from the film industry select India's official entry to the Oscars. The jury headed by Amol Palekar will review several films and choose the best representative of Indian cinema. Sources say that there is intense lobbying for Haider, PK, Ugly and Mary Kom to make the cut

It's that time of the year when chosen representatives from the film industry select India's official entry to the Oscars. Like in the previous years, the jury has once again decided to meet in Hyderabad instead of Mumbai, to avoid what is best described as 'Bollywood arm twisting.'
The jury, headed by Amol Palekar, will review several films and choose the best representative of Indian cinema. (Also Read: Amol Palekar Will Head Jury to Select India's Entry for Oscars 2016)
However sources say that there is intense lobbying for Vishal Bhardwaj's Haider, Rajkumar Hirani's PK, Anurag Kashyap's Ugly and Umang Kumar's Mary Kom to make the cut.
In the past few years, there has been disagreement between the jury's choice and what the film industry - read Bollywood - feels is the best choice. Hope this year they find common ground.
 

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