Ritesh Batra burst onto the scene in 2013 with his debut feature The Lunchbox, a romantic drama about a lonely, middle-aged Indian widower who develops a relationship, via letters, with the unhappily married woman who prepares his lunch every day, delivered through an elaborate system of couriers
Kangana is "Really excited about the script and she doesn't get into casting decisions. She would rather leave them to her directors," said a source
"People should feel that they have already been to India through our stories. And that is really what I like to do," Mr Batra said
Ritesh Batra will soon direct the screen adaptation of The Sense of an Ending
"I am very much looking forward to spend time with them, and with Jim Broadbent whom I have always admired," Ritesh Batra said in a statement
"It's an incredible honour for me and my team. I am in London right now, and I just heard about it, and we are honoured to be nominated alongside the finest films of the year," said Mr Batra
Nimrat has been nominated for the 2015 Screen Actors Guild Awards with the cast of Homeland in the Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series category
The Lunchbox is this year's highest grossing foreign film at the American Box Office
Indian filmmaker Ritesh Batra's critically acclaimed film The Lunchbox beat out Hollywood movies, Oscar contenders, and all other foreign-language films to score the number one per-theatre average gross of any film in North America last weekend.
Ritesh Batra, director of the critically acclaimed The Lunchbox would like Indian filmmakers to "reach out with our films to the world" as India has a wealth of stories to tell.
Back in 2007 Indian-American filmmaker Ritesh Batra had interacted with Mumbai's dabbawallas for a couple of weeks while trying to make a documentary about them, but instead ended up making The Lunchbox.
One of the most acclaimed movie of recent times, The Lunchbox, has been released in Zurich, a unique event indeed for a Hindi film.