Namastey London goes to Oscar library


MUMBAI: After the likes of Lagaan, Devdas, Kal Ho Na Ho, Lage Raho Munnabhai, Eklavya – The Royal Guard and Life in a… Metro; the script of Vipul Shah’s Namastey London has also been chosen for Academy of Motion Pictures library.


The Namastey London script will be there permanently for the reference of cinema students. The Askhay Kumar starrer, which is one of the major successes of this year, was a rib-tickling romance.


The Academy got in touch with Vipul Shah to procure the script. “More and more Bollywood films are on the international radar now. We didn’t make any particular attempts to reach out to the library but out the blue I received this call requesting for the script. They are now keeping track of what’s happening in the Indian motion picture scene.”


Namastey London will be one amongst masterpieces like Finding Nemo, Million Dollar Baby and The Passion of the Christ.


The library has collections of more than 32,000 books; 1,800 periodical titles; 60,000 screenplays; lobby cards, over eight million photographs; over 300 manuscript and other special collections relating to prominent industry individuals, studios and organizations; sheet music, music scores and sound recordings; production and costume sketches; artifacts; and oral histories.