Campaign for British Academy Film Awards to be launched by "Gangubai Kathiawadi"

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Published: 11/10/2022 4:56:39 AM

Gangubai Kathiawadi, directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, has begun its awards season marketing.

But it isn’t just the Indian awards that the film is vying for. As per a release from the film’s team, the film is being submitted for the prestigious British Academy Film (BAFTA) Awards 2023 in all categories. The film has officially begun its campaign for the same, Hindustan Times reported.

The 76th BAFTA Awards will take place at the Royal Festival Hall in London in February 2023.

Gangubai will not just compete for the Best Foreign Film category (officially called Best Film Not in the English Language) but also for other major categories.

A statement from the film’s team says that as part of the campaign, Gangubai Kathiawadi will be submitted for BAFTA members’ consideration in all categories including Best Film, Director, Adapted Screenplay, and Leading Actress.

In 2003, Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s film Devdas had been nominated in the Best Foreign Language Film category.

Gangubai isn’t the only major Indian film this year (or the only Alia-starrer for that matter) to be vying for prestigious international honours. SS Rajamouli’s blockbuster RRR has been submitted in all categories for the Oscars next year.


Source: Hindustan Times 

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