The Lunchbox Gets A BAFTA Nomination
Ritesh Batra's heart-warming film is up for one of the most prestigious awards
Internationally acclaimed film The Lunchbox has been nominated for the ‘Film Not in the English Language’ category of the British Academy Film Awards 2015 (BAFTA).
The film that stars Irrfan Khan, Nimrat Kaur and Nawazuddin Siddiqui, is competing with Polish-Danish drama Ida, Russian drama Leviathan, Brazilian-British adventure film Trash and Belgian drama Two Days, One Night.
Ritesh Batra in a statement has said, “It’s an honour to be nominated alongside the finest films of the year, much credit to my whole team and the work we did together. It’s a good validation to tell Indian stories to the world, if we don’t tell our own stories, no one else will.”
The Lunchbox is a unique love story between a lovelorn wife played by Nimrat and a lonely man played by Irrfan. The film has been screened at international film festivals such as Cannes, Zurich, London and Toronto.
The awards ceremony will take place on February 8 at the Royal Opera House in London.