MUMBAI: After being nominated as India’s official entry to the Oscars, UTV produced Rang De Basanti, directed by Rakyesh Omprakash Mehra has now been nominated at this year’s British Academy of Film & Television Arts (BAFTA) Awards in the ‘Film Not In English Language’ category.
BAFTA, which is the highest honor in Film and Television and is known to be British Oscars, announced their nominations today (12 January, 2007). Along with Rang De Basanti, the other films nominated in the same category are Apocalypto, Black Book, Pan’s Labyrinth and Volver. The awards will be held on 11 February, 2007 at the Royal Opera House in London.
UTV CEO Ronnie Screwvala says, ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œRang De Basanti has touched the hearts and minds of viewers across the world. This BAFTA nomination is yet another affirmation of the fact that RDB is a film that transcends all boundaries of ethnicity and nationality and appeals to the basic humanity in all of us.ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â