'Rang De Basanti' nominated for BAFTA Awards

Jan 12, 2007 IANS

New Delhi, Jan 12 (IANS) Director Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra's highly acclaimed "Rang De Basanti" has been nominated in the Best Foreign Picture Category at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) awards which are equivalent to the Oscars.

"We are all very pleased with this new achievement. The success of the film with the Indian youth worldwide was our best award, and now this," Ronnie Screwvala, producer of the film, told IANS.

Starring Aamir Khan, R. Madhavan and Soha Ali Khan, the film, about the awakening of the youth, is also India's official entry to the Oscars.

Other films nominated in this category are Mexican filmmaker Del Toro's "Pan's Labyrinth", Mel Gibson's "Apocalypto", Spanish filmmaker Pedro Almodóvar's "Volver" and Netherlands-based filmmaker Paul Verhoeven's "Black Book".

The awards will be announced on Feb 11 at a ceremony at London's Royal Opera House.

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