Veteran actor and filmmaker Amol Palekar, who recently returned to television with the series 'Ek Nayi Ummeed... Roshni', will now be heading the Indian jury that will be selecting Indian films for the Academy Awards.
Amol Palekar has directed some National Award winning films and his Bollywood film Paheli (starring Shah Rukh Khan and Rani Mukerji) was also India's official entry to the Oscars in 2005. While Amol Palekar expressed his joy over this honour, Suparn Sen, Secretary General for FFI (Film Federation of India) too maintained that they are glad to have the eminent film personality as a part of their jury.
As for the selection process this year, Amol Palekar is yet to decide on the films that will enter the 88th Academy awards and has revealed that he will be arranging a meeting with other esteemed members in the jury in order to make a decision.
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