Guzaarish's screenplay at the Oscar library
While most were surprised when Aishwarya Rai graced the famed red carpet at Monday's 83rd Annual Academy Awards, there was another Indian presence at the Oscars – and no, we are not talking about Mallika Sherawat.
Director Sanjay Leela Bhansali's recent film, Guzaarish, which explored the life of a quadriplegic, received recognition by the Academy of Motion Pictures and Sciences. The Academy has invited the screenplay of the Aishwarya Rai – Hrithik Roshan starrer, to become a part of its permanent script collection.
Speaking about his film, Sanjay Leela Bhansali said, "The movie makes you aware about the beauty of life and what we have and how we should cherish what we have. I have learnt so much about living a good life, of becoming a better human being and of evolving as a person."
Touching on the sensitive subject of mercy-killing, the film, which was released in November, opened to rave reviews. It was also praised for its finer nuances, right from the script to the thought behind it, the characters and actors playing them and even to the music and cinematography.