Aamir’s Taare Zameen Par out of Oscar race

NEW DELHI: Actor Aamir Khan’s debut directorial venture Taare Zameen Par, a sensitive story of an eight-year-old dyslexic child, has failed to
make to the foreign language category for Oscars at the 81st annual Academy awards.

The film based was selected as India’s entry to the foreign language category for Oscars. Written by Amole Gupte, the film was released in 2007 and received critical and box-office acclaim.

Aamir Khan said ‘Taare Zameen Par’ is a film which is very special to him and all the audiences of Indian cinema.

“Well, I suppose the Academy jury liked nine other films more. I am just happy that it is a film which is very special to me and to all audiences of Indian cinema. I would like to thank everyone for their unwavering support to the film,” Aamir, who is in Bangalore shooting for ‘3 Idiots’, said in a statement issued here.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced the list of nine films which include acclaimed Israeli animated film ‘Waltz with Bashir’, ‘Baader Meinhof Complex’ (Germany), ‘Revanche’ (Austria), ‘The Necessities of Life’ (Canada), ‘The Class’ (France), ‘Departures’ (Japan), ‘Tear This Heart Out’ (Mexico), ‘Everlasting Moments’ (Sweden) and ‘3 Monkeys’ (Turkey).

The final five nominations will be announced on January 22 and the Academy awards for 2008 will be presented on February 22.

Aamir’s first home production ‘Lagaan’ created history when it made to the final list of five nominations in 2001.

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