Parents might not express enough how much they adore their kids, but when they are in the view of public, for them, no one is as perfect as you. That’s an Indian parent for you!
Being every father ever, poet, lyricist and screenwriter, Javed Akhtar posted a Tweet gushing over his daughter’s latest achievement. Zoya Akhtar was recently invited to be a member of the Oscar academy in the director’s category and her father cannot contain his excitement.
I am sure that fellow Indians will be happy and proud to know that my daughter Zoya Akhtar who is a well known writer- director has been offered the membership of Oscar academy which is rare honour .
— Javed Akhtar (@Javedakhtarjadu) July 2, 2019
The post was extensively shared and Twitterati showered their blessing on Zoya’s latest achievement.
Many congrats Javed Saab & Zoya. She’s done you proud
— Swati Chaturvedi (@bainjal) July 2, 2019
— Manash Jyoti Barua (@baruaMANASH) July 2, 2019
— Alankrita Shrivastava (@alankrita601) July 2, 2019
— Guneet Monga (@guneetm) July 1, 2019
Mubarak ho Javed Bhai. Aakhir beti kiski hai 😊
— shahid siddiqui (@shahid_siddiqui) July 2, 2019
Her brother Farhan Akhtar also didn’t miss out on wishing his sissy:
The Academy that hosts it’s annual Academy Awards AKA the Oscars has invited members from 59 countries and half of them are women. Among the 842, 21, there were other Indian artists too who were invited to be a part of the Academy.
Director Anurag Kashyap has been invited in the Short Films and Feature Animation category while veteran actor Anupam Kher was invited in the Actor’s category for his extensive career in acting.
“We are the Academy,” tweeted Kashyap.
— Anurag Kashyap (@anuragkashyap72) July 1, 2019
Thank you @TheAcademy for inviting me to become a member of the Academy Of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences!! It is the most amazing feeling to be part of a family of best talents in the world of cinema from India. I feel happy, humbled & honoured. Jai Ho!!🙏 #WeAreTheAcademy pic.twitter.com/2RCO5jOyw3
— Anupam Kher (@AnupamPKher) July 2, 2019
According to The Hindu, Lunchbox writer-director Ritesh Batra is also a part of the new invitees’ list, so are Indian origin actor Archie Punjabi and Late Night director Nisha Ganatra. In the Visual Effects department, Sherry Bharda of Hichki fame and Srinivas Mohan, best known for his work on 2.0 and Baahubali: The Beginning, have been invited.
More power to Indian Cinema representation on a Global platform!
Welcome to @TheAcademy !
CONGRATS #ZoyaAkhtar @anuragkashyap72 @riteshbatra @AnupamPKher #SherryBharda (VFX Producer – Hichki, Sui Dhaaga) and @srinivas_mohan (VFX Producer – 2.0, Baahubali 1)#WeAreTheAcademy https://t.co/vU1Mm7BiDw
— Ashutosh Gowariker (@AshGowariker) July 2, 2019
Congratulations Mr. Anurag Kashyap ! You are one of our Indian proud talent who writes, acts, directs, and produces unique quality products.
Best wishes to your films in future !@anuragkashyap72 #WeAreTheAcademy
— BoxOffice India & Intl (@BOIndiaIntl) July 3, 2019
All the best you guys!
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