Indian submissions for the Oscars
The Indian jury is in the process of selecting films for the Oscars 2016, in guidance of chairperson Anmol Palekar. The Oscar Panel will meet for the proceedings at Hyderabad for discussion, like last year. Reports say that Hyderabad is likely to be chosen as the hub for Oscar activity, even in the coming years. One of the reasons would be the tremendous pressure put on the jury in Mumbai for the selection.
The four movies in competition, fighting for the crown are Vishal Bhardwaj’s Haidar, Anurag Kashyap’s Ugly, Raj Kumar Hirani’s PK and Omung Kumar’s Mary Kom. To avoid being ‘Bollywoodized’ the Oscar committee has moved from Mumbai to Hyderabad, far away from the madding crowd of lobbyists. Hyderabad will provide a peaceful environment to look at films impartially.
Besides the chairperson Anmol Palekar, other members of the jury include names like Rahul Rawail, writer Abbas Tyrewala and Gujarati actor-politician Naresh Kanodia.