In a bid to add more diversity, The Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences has issued 774 invitations to new members and several Indians have also been invited to be a part of the Oscar Academy’s Class Of 2017.
Bollywood bigwigs like Amitabh Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Aamir Khan, Priyanka Chopra, Salman Khan, Irrfan Khan and Deepika Padukone along with directors like Mrinal Sen, Buddhadeb Dasgupta and Goutam Ghose among others are on the list.
Cheryl Boone Isaacs, Academy President said in her statement, “We’re proud to invite our newest class to the Academy. The entire motion picture community is what we make of it. It’s up to all of us to ensure that new faces and voices are seen and heard, and to take a shot on the next generation the way someone took a shot on each of us.”
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