While Baby has been one of the blockbusters of 2015, there is some more news for the makers to rejoice. The Neeraj Pandey directed film has been approached by The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (the institution behind ‘Oscars’) for inclusion of its screenplay in the Core Collection of the Academy’s library.
The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences has requested for Baby’s screenplay for its collection which will reside at the Margaret Herrick Library. Following this honour, the Oscar library will add the screenplay to its collection, which is accessible to students, filmmakers, writers, actors and others from the field of cinema, for the purpose of research and development. The Library is considered as a reservoir of some of the best work in cinema across the world and each year only a chosen few films make it to this elite collection.
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Neeraj Pandey, for whom the honor is double given that he also wrote the story and screenplay said, “The true appreciation of content is when it appeals universally. This is a great honor for Baby and I am happy that our film has been recognized in international non-diaspora markets as well”.
Producer Bhushan Kumar says, “I am over overwhelmed that the Baby screenplay has been selected by Library of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences to be a part of their collection. It feels good when people not only in India but overseas recognize and appreciate your work and use it as a source for cinema study.” Producer Shital Bhatia of Friday Filmworks also added, “We are delighted with this news. Given the fact that only a few films make it to this list every year, Baby’s success has only gotten sweeter”.