Assam born actor Adil Hussain has announced that his film ‘What Will People Say’ has been declared as the official entry of Norway for the 2019 Academy Awards.
The 54-year-old actor took to Facebook to share the news of the Iram Haq-directed film’s selection for best foreign language film Oscar consideration. “Our film #WhatWillPeopleSay is just been declared as the #Norwegian official entry into #Oscars 2019.
“Big Congratulations to Iram Haq, Maria Mozhdah, Ekavali Khanna and cast and Crew members! We hope that our film will finally be one of the films to be nominated in Foreign Film Category at the Oscars in 2019,” Adil wrote.
Last month, Adil Hussain became the first Indian to win Best Actor at the Norwegian national awards in Haugesund for the same movie.
After receiving the award, he tweeted “Grateful to have received the #AmandaAwards /#Norwegia National #Awards for #BestActor in a Leading Role for #WhatWillPeopleSay, Brilliantly Directed by @iramhaq. This award is for #Goalpara #Assam #India for all those who believe that Art Can Break All Boundaries of All Kinds”.
The film, which is a joint production of Norway, Germany, Sweden, France and Denmark, had its world premiere last year at the Toronto International Film Festival.