Thursday, August 30, 2007

Chak De India becomes part of Oscar library now


After scoring a huge success at the box-office, Shah Rukh Khan starrer Chak De India has now become a part of the Oscar library.

A copy of the screenplay has reached the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences, which hosts and hands out the Oscar Awards, to be a part of their script collection.

The film, written by Jaideep Sahni and directed by Shimit Amin, has impressed the critics and audience alike in India.

The invitation an acknowledgement that the screenplay of Chak De is comparable with the best in the world, and will become an invaluable asset for future generations of filmmakers, says the official release from the Yash Raj Film, which has produced the film.

The scripts in the collection reside at the Margaret Herrick Library or Oscar library and are accessible for research purposes only.

Film students, filmmakers, writers and actors are among the regular patrons of the institution.

As the film goes from strength to strength at the box office, it is a tribute to the entire team that helped make Chak De India such a universal success, critically and commercially, the release adds.

Among few others that have made it to the library earlier are Namastey London, Salaam Namaste, Lagaan and Phir Hera Pheri.