Ranbir- Priyanka starrer Barfi! has been nominated as India's official entry to the Oscars in the category of 'Best Foreign Language Film'.
The decision was taken at the Film Federation of India (FFI) meeting in Hyderabad on Saturday night. Barfi! has beaten 19 other films to be named as India's official entry to the Oscars.
Announcing her joy, Priyanka tweeted, "Yaaaaaay!!India's official entry to the Oscars!!! Anurag sir,RK,Ills,ronnie,Sid n all! Wish I was in India to share this! Go team!"
"We are honoured that Barfi! has been selected to represent India as its official entry to the Academy Awards 2013. Barfi! is very close to the hearts of all of us at UTV, and it gives us great satisfaction that a film we have developed and nurtured from its inception has met with so much love from audiences and critics worldwide," said Siddharth Roy Kapur, Managing Director of Studios, Disney UTV, said in a statement.
"An added source of pride is that this is the fourth UTV film in the last seven years to have been selected to represent India at the Academy awards; our earlier selections being Rang De Basanti, Harishchandrachi Factory and Peepli Live," he added.
Barfi! released on September 14.
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