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KANK in Oscar Academy's library

The film's script will be used for research by filmmakers, writers and actors. KANK review

india Updated: Sep 02, 2006 18:29 IST

It may have met a mixed response in India but Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna (KANK) Karan Johar's take on extra-marital relations, continues to make waves on the global arena.

After becoming one of the highest Bollywood grossers in the overseas markets, Karan Johar's multi-starrer film has now won an honour from no less than the Oscar's Academy Of Motion Pictures.

Trade sources say that the library of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, also called the Oscar Academy's Margaret Herrick Library, has acquired the script of Karan Johar's Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna for research purposes.

The sources said the script of Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna would be used for research purposes by students, filmmakers, writers and actors from the world of International cinema, a prestigious honour for the filmmaker.

What makes the honour greater for Karan is the fact that Kabhi Alvida NaaKehna is the second film from the stable of Dharma productions to be acquired by the Academy for research purposes. Earlier, Nikhil Advani's Kal Ho Naa Ho was acquired by the Oscars Library.

Infact, ever since its release, the film has kicked up a heated debate in International cinematic circles with renowned critics the world over describing it as a path breaking film on marital relationships to have come out of the stable of Bollywood.

International critics have praised Karan's sensitive handling of the subject of infidelity and extra-marital relationships.The film has netted extraordinary collection in overseas markets. Trade sources say the film has earned nearly Rs 30 crore in just 17 days of its run at the cinema halls overseas.

Infact, Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna has collected Rs 31 crore in its run so far in the three major markets US, UK and Australia.

First Published: Sep 03, 2006 21:00 IST