Eklavya, the Hindi feature film depicting a violent family saga starring Amitabh Bachchan, has been nominated as India's official entry for Oscar award for the best foreign movie category.
This is the third time that a film by Vidhu Vinod Chopra will be going to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. His short non-fiction film An Encounter with Faces was one of the first Indian films to be nominated for an Oscar in 1980. In 1989, Parinda was sent to the Oscars as India's official entry.
Pahlaj Nihalani, President of Association of Motion Pictures and TV Programmes which selects the entry, said, "Yes it is true that Vidhu Vinod Chopra's Eklavya has been selected as India's offical entry to the Oscars."