Yes people, you read that right. Rupesh Paul’s Kamasutra 3D makes a proud entry at the prestigious contention list of the 86th Academy Awards, with selection in three categories – Best Motion Picture, Original Score and Original Song with 5 songs.
Interestingly, this is the only movie from India contending in the music category lists.
Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences announced the results yesterday, 16 December on its official website.
“I am excited to hear the news. Anyway, it is a stunning reply to those people who tried to portray my film as a soft porn. Hopefully, they know that soft porn are not eligible for the Academy Award nominations” says Rupesh Paul.
Scripted and penned by Rupesh Paul, the movie is set in the backdrop of the real historical milieu portraying the journey of a soulful love embodied with betrayal and war. It weaves the transformative changes in body, mind and soul by the forbidden world of sexual love and sensuality.
Going by the film’s title and the choice of heroine, people built a wrong notion around the film. However, director Rupesh Paul confirmed that he would not disappoint his viewers expecting the movie to be a classic erotica. “I would like to genre my movie as musical than epic or erotica. Kamasutra 3D is influenced with its melody over the drama. But I won’t disappoint those who expect sensuality in my film,” says the director.
Hopefully, the film will make it in the final nominations of the categories in the 86thAcademy Awards to be announced on January 16, 2014 in the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater.
Kamasutra 3D has been slated for a May 23, 2014 release after its premiere.