Monday, January 27, 2003

A Bafta for Devdas?

The British version of the Oscars, or shall I say, the British precursor to the American Oscars, the Orange British Film Academy Awards, otherwise known as the BAFTAs have nominated a few Desi-connected films this year for awards. Asif Kapadia's The Warrior has been nominated for both Best Foreign-Language Film and Best British best British Film category. Joining the Warrior in the Best British film is Gurinder Chadha's ode to futbol and British Asians Bend it Like Beckham. And last, and certainly not least is the lavish Sanjay Leela Bhansali directed Devdas. India's nominee for Best Foreign Film at the Oscars was nominated for a BAFTA in the Best Foreign Language film category. Who knows, maybe this will be indicative of how it will fare at the Oscars.


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