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Ranbir Kapoor's Barfi! out of the Oscar race

  • Ranbir Kapoor and Ileana D'Cruz

    Ranbir Kapoor and Ileana D'Cruz are pairing up for the first time in Barfi but share an intense chemistry. Priyanka Chopra is seen in a ...

  • Ranbir Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra

    Ranbir Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra in a wedding sequence from Barfi.

  • Priyanka Chopra

    Priyanka Chopra plays an autistic girl Jhilmil in the Barfi.

  • Ranbir and Ileana

    Ranbir and Ileana in a still from Barfi.

  • Ranbir, Ileana

    Ranbir, Ileana share a liplock.

  • Barfi

    Actors Ranbir Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra in a still from their upcoming rom-com Barfi! The film is directed by Anurag Basu.

  • Barfi!

    Barfi! stars Ranbir Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra and Ileana D'Cruz in the lead.

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    The romantic comedy is directed by Anurag Basu.

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    The story revolves around a boy named Murphy (Ranbir), whom everyone calls Barfi!

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    Always ready with a prank up his sleeve, Murphy is quite the charmer.

Director Anurag Basu's Barfi! which brought the yesteryear film appeal to modern day cinema has failed to make the cut for the Oscars. The film which was initially in the running to qualify for the best foreign language film category at the 85th Academy Awards has since dropped out of the race.

Barfi! which featured Ranbir Kapoor as a deaf and mute boy and Priyanka Chopra as an autistic girl earned rave reviews from critics and audiences alike, enjoyed a massive box office collection. However, of the 71 films that qualified for the Oscars from across the world, nine have been shortlisted, which will further compete to make it to the final five nominations. Sadly, Barfi! didn't make it to list.

The nine selected films are Amour (Austria), War Witch, (Canada), No (Chile), A Royal Affair (Denmark), The Intouchables (France), The Deep (Iceland), Kon-Tiki (Norway), Beyond the Hills (Romania) and Sister (Switzerland). The final list of five films will be announced on Jan 10.

 

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