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Vidya Balan’s Short Film Natkhat Qualifies For The Oscars

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Vidya Balan’s short film Natkhat has managed to bag a spot in this year’s race for the Academy Awards. The film has been qualified in the Best Short Film (Live Action) category. Besides that, the film marks Vidya Balan’s debut as a producer. The 33-minute short film has been directed by Shaan Vyas and was premiered at  Tribeca’s We Are One: A Global Film Festival. It even managed to win the German Star of India Award at the Indian Film Festival Stuttgart.

The film’s makers were only too happy to share the delightful news on Twitter.  “We made #Natkhat “to reach every corner of the earth and tell the world that change begins at home.” Elated to be in the race for the Oscars 2021 short film category!,” tweeted RSVP films.

 What Is Natkhat All About?

The story revolves around a mother (Vidya Balan) who tries to shy her son away from the patriarchy and misogyny prevalent around them. The entire store unfolds through an adorable mother-son relationship. As the boy’s mother, she tries to imbibe the values of gender equality into her son when observes that starts leaning towards patriarchal norms just like the other men in the family.

The film’s director Shaan Vyas said that the film emphasises on the value that ‘change begins at home.’ He also said that he was greatly humbled with the superb news and added that the world hasn’t yet discovered the superior quality of some Indian films over the past few years.

Meanwhile, Vidya Balan was on cloud nine and even retweeted Priyanka Chopra’s tweet which featured the film’s poster.

In a statement, the actor said that the film is very close to her and that she is quite happy with the recent development.

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