After ‘RRR’, ‘Kantara’ Applies For Oscars 2023 Nomination
Mumbai: The makers of ‘Kantara’, one of the most watched and talked about Indian films of 2022, have decided to try their luck vis-à-vis Oscar nomination.
Kantara’s application has been submitted for Oscars 2023 in the ‘For Your Consideration’ category, Hombale Productions founder Vijay Kirgandur told India Today.
SS Rajamouli’s mega hit ‘RRR’ has also been submitted for consideration for Oscars 2023.
It may be recalled that India’s official entry for the Best International Feature Film at the 95th Academy Awards is Gujarati movie ‘Chello Show’, directed by Pan Nalin.
‘Kantara’. which released in theatres on September 30, 2022, has earned over Rs 400 crore worldwide and made Rishab Shetty — who has directed it and acted in it — a household name.
“We have submitted our application for Oscars for Kantara and have our fingers crossed as the final nominations are yet to come.. Kantara as a story is so rooted that we hope it can find a voice worldwide as well,” Kirgandur said.
‘Kantara’ was first released in Kannada, before dubbed versions in English, Tamil, Malayalam and Telugu hit theatres.