Akshay Kumar's 'Baby' received rave reviews from the audience and critics alike. The film, directed by Neeraj Pandey did an excellent business at the box office. Now, it has added another feather to its cap.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (the institution behind ‘Oscars’) have approached the makers for inclusion of its screenplay in the core collection of the Academy’s library. They have requested for 'Baby’s screenplay for its collection which will reside at the Margaret Herrick Library. Following this honour, the Oscar library will add the screenplay to its collection, which will be accessible to students, filmmakers, writers, actors and others from the field of cinema, for the purpose of research and development.
The Library is considered as a reservoir of some of the best work in cinema across the world and each year only a chosen few films make it to this elite collection.
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Neeraj Pandey who wrote the story and screenplay of the film said, "“The true appreciation of content is when it appeals universally. This is a great honor for 'Baby' and I am happy that our film has been recognized in international non-diaspora markets as well”. Producer Bhushan Kumar says, “I am over overwhelmed that the 'Baby' screenplay has been selected by Library of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences to be a part of their collection. It feels good when people not only in India but overseas recognize and appreciate your work and use it as a source for cinema study.” Producer Shital Bhatia of Friday Filmworks further adds, “We are delighted with this news. Given the fact that only a few films make it to this list every year, 'Baby’s success has only gotten sweeter”.
The film starred Akshay Kumar, Anupam Kher, Rana Daggubati and Taapsee Pannu.