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Hina Khan starrer Country of Blind enters nomination race for Oscars 2024; actress says, “Fingers crossed for this to turn into a nomination”

en Bollywood News Hina Khan starrer Country of Blind enters nomination race for Oscars 2024; actress says, “Fingers crossed for this to turn into a nomination”

Hina Khan starrer Country Of Blind is amongst various films for the nomination race at the Oscars for this coming year.

Hina Khan, who is best known for her role as Akshara in Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai, has bene dabbling between multiple projects across mediums. The actress, who has also acted in films, is keeping her ‘fingers crossed’ as her bilingual film Country of Blind has been sent to the Oscars. The said film is in the nomination race and the actress is hopeful that it might get nominated at the prestigious awards.

Hina Khan starrer Country of Blind enters nomination race for Oscars 2024; actress says, "Fingers crossed for this to turn into a nomination"

Hina Khan starrer Country of Blind enters nomination race for Oscars 2024; actress says, “Fingers crossed for this to turn into a nomination”

Speaking of Country of Blind, the movie is based on the H.G Wells Novel and the story is based on the 'Sightless' and their lives. Set in 18th century in Himalayas of India, the movie is about a mountaineer named Abhimanyu who while guiding a group of European mountaineers for climbing an unconquered mountain, slips from a cliff and falls a thousand feet down. The screenplay had been acquired by the Oscars Library in October 2023 to be a part of its permanent core collection.

Recently Christian Jeune, Head of Cannes Film Festival's film office, spoke highly about the film. In an official quote, he said, "The film Country of Blind is a spectacular adaption of the H.G Wells short story, proving this writing can match the cinematic vision of a contemporary filmmaker, wherever from the world he is".

Sharing her excitement on this achievement, an ecstatic Hina Khan said, "Fingers crossed for this to turn into a nomination! I am extremely happy to see all the hardwork pay off in such a special way. From Cannes to the Oscars, it’s been an exciting journey. This film has only garnered lots of love and it is lovely to see an Independent Indian production hitting such an amazing milestone!  Being able to represent India on such prestigious platforms like Cannes and now the Oscars is truly a moment of pride for me and our entire film team!".

Director Rahat Kazmi added, "We have always prayed and manifested for this film to be a part of our lives. Our entire team has worked day and night to do justice to it. I am happy that prominent personalities like Golden Globe director and winner Siddiq Barmak and Cannes jury member Christian Jeune have praised the film so highly. This gives me and my partners a big boost as a filmmaker to believe in our craft".

Speaking of Country of Blind, it also stars Anushka Sen, Shoib Nikash Shah, Namita Lal, Inamulhaq, Pradyuman Singh Mall and Jitendra Rai. The film was released in the USA in October across 14 theatres and received a lot of praise from the audience.

Also Read: #Diwali2023: Four times Hina Khan experimented with her eye-make game and how!


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