Mumbai, Jan 7 (Calcutta Tube) Aamir Khan’s ‘Peepli Live’ is India’s official entry for the 83rd Academy Awards, but Shah Rukh Khan’s ‘My Name Is Khan’ has also made its way to the prestigious awards.
Director Karan Johar’s take on post-9/11 US through an Asperger’s patient Rizwan Khan, played by Shah Rukh Khan, ‘My Name Is Khan’ has made it to the reminder list of movies eligible for this year’s Academy Awards.
‘ ‘MNIK’ started off as a movement and it’s heartening to hear that today it’s in the broad list of films eligible to be in the running in all categories. I’m honoured that the film has that kind of acceptance level on a global platform,’ Johar was quoted as saying.
Other films that are included in the list are ‘Biutiful’, ‘Clash Of The Titans’, ‘The Expendables’, ‘Fair Game’, ‘Inception’ and ‘Iron Man 2’, among others.
‘MNIK’, also starring Kajol, was co-produced by Dharma Productions and Red Chillies Entertainment and distributed by FOX Star Entertainment.