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Aamir Khan scores a hat trick, Peepli Live to vie for Oscar award

MUMBAI: Aamir Khan has scored a hat trick as far as the Oscars are concerned. His Peepli Live has been chosen as India‘s official entry to the Academy Awards in the Best Foreign Language film category.


"We chose Peepli Live for its stark portrayal of the state of Indian farmers and the vibrant depiction of the media in our country," said Film Federation of India chairperson L Suresh.


It may be noted that there were as many as 27 films in the running for the coveted nomination. In fact, a Tamil film Angadi Theru was also in the running and the two - Peepli Live and Angadi Theru - were very close.


Incidentally, Khan‘s two other earlier films, Lagaan and Taare Zameen Par, were also chosen in the same category for the Oscar awards. An Indian film has never won the Best Foreign Language film Oscar award but Lagaan, Salaam Bombay and Mother India were shortlisted for taking a shot at the coveted prize.
 

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