The film, directed by Anurag Basu which also features Priyanka Chopra, has crushed 19 other films to be named India’s official entry to the Oscars. It registered a prevailing box office collection in its opening week, by earning Rs. 58.6 crore.
Supran Sen, secretary general of the Film Federation of India, told that “Barfi! is the Indian entry to the Oscars. We selected it to represent the country out of 20 films.”
The film, about love between differently-abled – a deaf and mute boy and an autistic girl – opened in about 700 screens in India on September 14.
Ranbir Kapoor said that “It feels great. But there’s still a long way to go. The Oscars has to select it in the best five nominee’s list. We hope to get selected.”
Priyanka Chopra, who is presently out of the country, tweeted that “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!”