Norway has officially chosen Bollywood actor Adil Hussain and Ekavali Khanna starrer, 'What Will People Say' to be submitted at the 91st Oscars under the 'Foreign Language Film'.
Adil Hussain tweeted about the film’s entry into the Oscars on Tuesday. The movie is the official entry to Oscars from Norway and will compete in the foreign film category.
"It's not yet Nominated for #Oscars. It's the official entry to Oscars from Norway! Now we hope that it will be one of the films to be chosen to compete in the #ForeignFilm Category!," he tweeted.
"When we were shooting the film, we knew we are making a very compelling film but had no idea that it will receive such abundant love across the globe, and the official selection from Norway is such an honour. We have our fingers crossed for the nomination," Ekavali Khanna told IANS.
The film tells the story of a 16-year-old Nisha, a teenager from Pakistan who lives in Norway. The film is set in Pakistan and Norway and traces how a Pakistani immigrant family deals with their teenage daughter's affair with a local boy in Norway. The movie has been helmed by Norwegian-Pakistani director Iram Haq.
Worth mentioning that a few days back, the actor won the Best Actor award at the Amanda Award or the Norwegian National Awards and dedicated it to his hometown Goalpara, Assam.
The Hollywood Reporter states that Norway on a regular basis submits films under the said category since 1957.
Actor Adil Hussain has earlier worked for commercial films like 'Life of Pi', 'English Vinglish', 'Hotel Salvation,' 'Parched' etc. and established his talent in the film industry, be it of any genre or any language.