The Srijit Mukherji-directed film, with Bengali superstar Prosenjit Chatterjee in the lead, clinched awards for make-up (Vikram Gaikwad), music (Kabir Suman), singer (Rupankar Bagchi) and costume (Sabarni Das) at the 61st edition of the coveted honors this year.

Prosenjit confirmed the news. He said “Yes, the film is in race with eight other films for the official Indian entry to the Oscars.” Srijit announced the big news on his official Facebook page on Monday.

He wrote, “Jaatishwar in the race to be the Indian entry at the Oscars, along with eight other films. Congratulations and all the best to the team!”

Prosenjit tweeted to thank the team. He tweeted, “Thnks n proud dat d hrdwrk of team #Jaatishwar has bn paid n it is being selected for Oscar (sic)”

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