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India bags 5 nominations at Asia Pacific awards

October 18, 2010 04:41:38 PM IST
A S Mitra, Glamsham Editorial
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Nominations for the fourth annual Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA) to be held in Australia on 2 December have been announced. India has received five nominations, including three for Marathi cinema.

Tejaswini Pandit has nominated as the best actress for her 'strong' performance in Marathi film I AM SINDHUTAI SAKPAL (Mi Sindhtai Sakpal), while Atul Kulkarni has been nominated for his sterling performance in the Marathi film NATARANG.

Technicians who worked in Marathi film VIHIR (THE WELL), produced by Amitabh Bachchan Corporation Limited (ABCL) and Mani Ratnam's RAAVAN have been nominated for best cinematography.

While Sudhir Palsane has been nominated for VIHIR, Santosh Sivan and V. Manikandan has been nominated for RAAVAN. Anurag Kashyap's acclaimed film UDAAN, directed by Vikramaditya Motwane, is also among the nominations for the best children's feature film category.

APSA is an initiative of the Queensland government, Australia, in collaboration with UNESCO and FIAPF - International Federation of Film Producers' Associations.