Anurag Basu’s Barfi! has been selected as India’s official entry to the Oscars this year. The movie was chosen from the 20 entries sent from the country.
The others in the running were Kahaani, The Dirty Picture, Paan Singh Tomar, Gangs of Wasseypur 1 & 2, Heroine, Ferrari Ki Sawari, Gattu and Anhey Ghorhey Da Daan (Punjabi). Three Marathi films— Kaksparsh, Deool and Tukaram—were also sent.Balaji Sakthivel’s Vazhakku ENN 18/9 and Rajmouli’s Eega were shortlisted as well.