Hrithik Roshan and Alia Bhatt are among 819 people invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
If they accept the invitation, the two stars will be given voting rights for this year’s Oscars. Hindustan Times reports that documentary filmmakers Nishtha Jain and Amit Madheshiya, designer Neeta Lulla, casting director Nandini Shrikent, visual effects supervisors Vishal Anand and Sandeep Kamal have also been invited.
In a statement issued on Tuesday, Academy President David Rubin said, “The Academy is delighted to welcome these distinguished fellow travellers in the motion picture arts and sciences. We have always embraced extraordinary talent that reflects the rich variety of our global film community, and never more so than now.”
Confirming the news, filmmaker Milap Zaveri tweeted, “Fabulous! Well deserved! Both @iHrithik and @aliaa08 are super talented super stars. They will be a great addition to the Academy.”