After scoring a huge success at the box-office, Shah Rukh Khan starrer Chak De! India has now become a part of the Oscar library.
A copy of the screenplay has reached the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences, which hosts and hands out the Oscar Awards, to be a part of their script collection.
The film, written by Jaideep Sahni and directed by Shimit Amin, has impressed the critics and audience alike in India.
The invitation an acknowledgement that the screenplay of Chak De... is comparable with the best in the world, and will become an invaluable asset for future generations of filmmakers, says the official release from the Yash Raj Film, which has produced the film.
The scripts in the collection reside at the Margaret Herrick Library or Oscar library and are accessible for research purposes only. Film students, filmmakers, writers and actors are among the regular patrons of the institution.
As the movie goes from strength to strength at the box office, it is a tribute to the entire team that helped make Chak De India such a universal success, critically and commercially, the release adds.
Among few others which have made it to the library earlier are Namastey London, Salaam Namaste, Lagaan, Phir Hera Pheri, Taxi No 9211 etc.