‘The Lunchbox’ has been nominated in the ‘Film Not in the English Language’ category of the British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA) 2015.
The director of the film, Ritesh Batra, has said that the nomination is an ‘incredible honour’.
“It’s an incredible honour for me and my team. I am in London right now, and I just heard about it, and we are honoured to be nominated alongside the finest films of the year. It’s a great way to start the New Year” Batra said.
The Lunchbox, starring Irrfan Khan, Nimrat Kaur and Nawazuddin Siddiqui, is competing with Polish-Danish film ‘Ida’, Russian drama ‘Leviathan’, Brazilian-British adventure thriller ‘Trash’ and Belgian drama ‘Two Days, One Night’.
‘The Lunchbox’ was jointly produced by Dharma Productions, DAR Motion Pictures, UTV Motion Pictures, Sikhya Entertainment, National Film Development Corporation (India), ROH Films (Germany), ASAP Films (France) and the Cine Mosaic (US).