Director Ritesh Batra's The Lunchbox is among the four Indian films that have been nominated in the Seventh Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA) this year.
After wowing festivals worldwide, filmmaker Ritesh Batra's epistolary romantic film The Lunchbox will open the Dharamshala International Film Festival 2013 on October 24.
Irrfan Khan, who plays the lead in Ritesh Batra's The Lunchbox, today expressed his disappointment with the jury's decision of not choosing the film as India's official entry for the Oscars next year.
The Film Federation of India, the apex body that decides Indian entry for the Oscars, and The Lunchbox director Ritesh Batra were today locked in a wordy duel over the selection of The Good Road for the best foreign film category.
Gyan Correa, whose film The Good Road has been selected to represent India at the Oscars, tackles the controversies that have erupted over the film.
Actress Nimrat Kaur, who debuted with The Lunchbox, said the report that the film was being considered for an Oscar nomination came as a surprise.
Not since Satyajit Ray's Pather Panchali has an Indian film garnered as much encomium from the hard-to-please western critics as Ritesh Batra's The Lunchbox. He is overwhelmed.
The box office will witness variations of romance this weekend when Rajkumar Santoshi's Phata Poster Nikhla Hero and Ritesh Batra's debut film The Lunchbox hit the screens on Friday.
The Lunchbox, Ritesh Batra's feature directorial debut, has been appreciated at several international festivals including Toronto and Cannes.
Actor Irrfan Khan is not keen on playing old age characters as he does not want to be bracketed in that space.
Actor Irrfan's upcoming film The Lunchbox is being appreciated at film festivals across the world and he states that everyone whose opinion matters in International cinema, including the audiences, want The Lunchbox to become India's official entry into the Oscars.
The Lunchbox is being promoted and released in the country by Bollywood filmmaker Karan Johar. It also stars Nawazuddin Siddiqui and hits theatres in India on September 20.