Munnabhai and Eklavya in Oscar library

MUMBAI: The screenplays of Lage Raho Munnabhai and Eklavya will become part of the permanent script collection of the Library of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

In 2005, Vidhu Vinod Chopra’s Parineeta made it to the Oscar library. In 2007, two VCF films have been included in the Oscar Library. Says Chopra, “I am really happy that both of our films have made it to the Oscar library.”

Eklavya was also recently screened at the UCLA film school. The contemporary dramatic thriller got an overwhelming response from the viewers, who included Lionel Wigram (producer of the Harry Potter films), Robert Rosen (Dean, UCLA Film School ) and Jeffery Silver (producer of 300).

Silver reportedly said that Eklavya was “a thriller that elevates to the level of art”. According to Script Librarian Gregory Walsh, the scripts of Eklavya and Lage Raho Munnabhai will be “part of the permanent script collection and will be made available for research to only actors, students, filmmakers and writers who are regular patrons.”