'Barfi!' To Compete With 70 Films For Oscar Nomination

Anurag Basu's Barfi!, starring Ranbir Kapoor and Ileana D'Cruz, will be competing with 70 other films for a nomination in the Best Foreign Language Film category for the 85th Annual Academy Awards.

Barfi!, which released on September 14, has garnered much acclaim from the critics and the audiences. It has gone on to collect more than 100 crore rupees at the box-office.
 
Kenya has sent an entry for the first time, with a film titled Nairobi Half Life. Iran, whose A Separation, bagged the coveted award last year, has decided not to send any films for the Oscars this year to protest against the recent anti-Islam film, Innocence of Muslims.