Academy approaches Prakash Jha for Raajneeti screenplay

MUMBAI: The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has approached Prakash Jha for the screenplay of his latest political thriller Raajneeti for its permanent core collection.

"I‘m very happy and honoured that the Academy has requested me for the screenplay of Raajneeti. Though Hindi cinema has its own tradition and form, it is always nice to be recognised internationally,‘ said Jha in statement. ‘The script is the fulcrum of a film and I hope in the coming years in India, we further strengthen this aspect of filmmaking." 

Inspired by Mahabharata, Raajneeti is a political saga on northern India‘s murky electoral politics which gives a rare insight to the power equation and strained relationship within a political family.

Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is the world‘s premier movie-related organization and is best known for its annual Oscar awards celebration. Scripts that they get are made available to all for research purposes only and in the premises of their reading room.

Other Indian screenplays that have made it to the Oscar library include films like Rock On!!, Heroes, Lagaan, Devdas, Munnabhai M.B.B.S.‘ Kal Ho Naa Ho, Chak De! India, Sarkar Raj and Gandhi My Father.

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