The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced 819 people from across the globe to vote for the Oscars that will take place on April 25, 2021. Bollywood actress Alia Bhatt also received an invite from The Academy along with Hrithik Roshan. Reacting to the same, Alia released a statement in which she thanked The Academy for extending the invitation to her and expressed her gratitude with a note. A day back, The Academy extended the invites to several prolific stars from across the world and from Bollywood, Alia and Hrithik were the actors who were on the list.
The news surfaced on Wednesday as The Academy’s official Twitter page shared the list of the new members. “Say hello to our brand new class of Academy members,” the post’s caption read.
— The Academy (@TheAcademy) June 30, 2020
The Raazi actress shared a gratitude note for The Academy on her Instagram. “I thank the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for inviting me to be a member of the Academy. I feel at one honoured and humbled,” she started the note by thanking The Academy.
Then she went on to speak about Indian cinema’s voice getting a well deserved platform on the world stage. The actress shared that she truly believes that cinema, like water, finds its level and it has no race, class, geography, or border and flows freely.
While concluding, Alia took a dig at social media trolls stating that it divides people. “In a world that can be unsure and fragmented, at a time when the very social media that is meant to connect people ends up dividing them, movies are the glue that binds us,” wrote Alia.
Check out the post shared by Alia below:
Apart from Alia, Hrithik Roshan also got an invite by The Academy to become a member and vote for the Oscars to be held in 2021. The ceremony has been pushed by 2 months due to the COVID 19 crisis. Apart from Alia and Hrithik, costume designer Neeta Lulla, documentary filmmakers Nishtha Jain and Amit Madheshiya, casting director Nandini Shrikent, visual effects supervisors Vishal Anand and Sandeep Kamal have also been invited by The Academy this year.