Saturday, December 27, 2008

Aamir gets congratulatory call from Oscar panel chief

Hollywood producer Mark Johnson, also the acting chairman of the panel for the upcoming Oscars, recently gave a phone call to Aamir Khan acknowledging his much acclaimed ?Taare Zameen Par?, which happens to be India?s official entry for the Academy Awards.

After a special screening of Aamir's directorial debut recently, Mark Johnson called up the perfectionist to appreciate his commendable attempt, and to congratulate him for making such a film.

Aamir says, ?I am happy that Taare Zameen par is going to represent India and going by the response so far, I am very content with it too. Mark Johnson is a very big name in Hollywood. He has made films like ?Chronicles of Narnia? and ?Rain Man?. He called me the other day saying that he has seen ?TZP? and has loved it. I am told that even a large number of the committee members seem to be liking it. I had met Mark when ?Lagaan? had bagged the nomination in the Best Foreign Film category and had spoken to him for over an hour about cinema. But after that meeting, we lost touch for all these years." The actor feels that it was great on Mark's part to get his number and give him a call.

The Oscar committee will reportedly announce the nominations for the awards in January next year.

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