Roadside Romeo nominated for VES Award

Feb 3, 2009 IANS

New Delhi, Feb 3 (IANS) Yashraj Films' animation film "Roadside Romeo" has bagged a nomination at the Visual Effects Society (VES) Awards.

"Roadside Romeo", written and directed by debutant Jugal Hansraj, was India's first ever three-dimensional (3D) mainstream animation project and co-produced by Yash Raj Films (YRF) Studio and Hollywood studio Walt Disney Co.

The film, which has voice-overs by Bollywood actors Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor, has been nominated in the "Outstanding Animation in an Animated Motion Picture" category alongside big Hollywood animation films such as Dreamworks' "Kung-fu Panda" and Disney's "Wall-E", apart from "Bolt-the Chase" and "Waltz With Bashir".

Yash Chopra, chairman of Yash Raj Films, said: "We are extremely proud about the film's nomination in VES Awards. This is not just an honour for us, but also a recognition and a tremendous boost for the collective vision that Yash Raj Films and Disney had set out to achieve through this unique alliance."

The awards will be held in Los Angeles on Feb 22 - just a day ahead of the Oscar night.

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