Zinda Bhaag has been chosen as the first Pakistani film submission, in over five decades, for Oscar consideration in the Foreign Language Film Award category at the 86th Academy Awards.
The Lahore-set comedy, starring Bollywood legend Naseeruddin Shah, has already won four awards in three different categories at the Mosaic MISAFF festival held in Toronto, the Dawn reported.
The flick was selected for the Oscars by means of a ballot, conducted by the members of Pakistani Academy Selection Committee.
Other films that were put under consideration during the voting process included Chambeli, Josh and Lamha.
Speaking of the nomination, Committee member Mehreen Jabbar said that the film took a risk in telling a different kind of story and did it in a very innovative way.
Jabbar added that the movie, which stayed true to its content and approach, is a very welcome contribution to the revival of cinema in Pakistan.