Irrfan Khan’s romance saga ‘The Lunchbox”, directed by Ritesh Batra is nominated for British Academy Film and Television Arts Awards 2015 under the non-English Best Film category.
Along with Irrfan Khan, the film that also stars Nimrat Kaur and Nawazuddin Siddiqui, will be competing with Russian drama film “Leviathan”, Brazilian British adventure thriller drama “Trash” and Belgian film “Two Days, One Night” in the Film Not in the English language category.
The film “Lunchbox” tells a love story between a young unhappy married woman and an old lonely man. The film released in 2013 in India but hit British screens only in 2014. “The Lunch Box” also won international acclaim and was also screened at Cannes Film Festival in 2013.
Irrfan Khan’s “The Lunchbox” is the only Indian film that is nominated in British Academy Film and Television Arts Awards 2015.
The director of the film took to Twitter to express his happiness on the good news.
“Love and congrats to the whole team, and thanks BAFTA for the nomination. So honoured to be nominated alongside my favourite films of the year,” Batra tweeted.
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