Mumbai: India’s music maestro A.R. Rahman may end up getting his third Oscar nomination in the best original score category after making it to the list of 114 probables, while Hindi film Jal also features in the long list of best picture Oscar hopefuls.
Rahman, who has previously been nominated for 127 Hours and Slumdog Millionaire, for which he won two Oscars, has made it to the list for three of his films including Hollywood movies The Hundred-Foot Journey and Million Dollar Arm and Rajinikanth-starrer Tamil film Kochadaiiyaan.
As congratulations poured in from fans on twitter, Rahman tweeted in Tamil “All praise is for God.” Girish Malik’s directorial debut Jal, a film based on water scarcity issue, has also found a place among the 100 films shortlisted for nomination in the best picture category as well as in the best original score list for Sonu Nigam and Bickram Ghosh’s rustic compositions.
Jal features in the best picture list as an independent submission, while India will officially be represented in the best foreign feature category by Liar's Dice. “We directly submitted our film. I believed in our content and that’s why we sent our movie. Two days ago we got the news that our screenplay was acquired by the Oscar library. Now our film is among the 100 films hoping for an Oscar nomination,” Jal producer Puneet Singh said....