Bengali film 'Jaatishwar' in race for India's Oscar entry
Kolkata: After bagging four National Awards this year, Bengali film "Jaatishwar" is set to compete with eight other films for India's official entry at the Oscars.
The Srijit Mukherji-directed film, with Bengali superstar Prosenjit Chatterjee in the lead, clinched awards for make-up (Vikram Gaikwad), music (Kabir Suman), singer (Rupankar Bagchi) and costume (Sabarni Das) at the 61st edition of the coveted honours this year.
Prosenjit told IANS, "Yes, the film is in race with eight other films for the official Indian entry to the Oscars."
Srijit announced the big news on his official Facebook page Monday.
He wrote, "Jaatishwar in the race to be the Indian entry at the Oscars, along with eight other films. Congratulations and all the best to the team!."
Prosenjit tweeted to thank the team.
"Thnks n proud dat d hrdwrk of team #Jaatishwar has bn paid n it is being selected for Oscar (sic)," he wrote