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Deepa Mehta's Water in final five for Oscar

India-born director Deepa Mehta's film is now among final five nominations for best foreign language category.

india Updated: Jan 24, 2007 02:05 IST
Indo-Asian News Service
Indo-Asian News Service

India-born director Deepa Mehta's film Water was selected among the final five Oscar award nominations on Tuesday for best foreign language category.

Water, set in pre-independence India and focusing on the travails of Hindu widows, was Canada's official entry to the coveted awards.

For Indian buffs, the Hindi-language film's inclusion would be some consolation after India's official entry, Rang De Basanti, did not make it to the competition.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) on Tuesday morning released the nominations for Academy Awards 2006 at Beverly Hills, California.

The winner will be announced at a glittering ceremony on February 25 at Hollywood's Kodak Theatre.

First Published: Jan 23, 2007 21:27 IST