Mumbai: Bollywood actress Alia Bhatt on Thursday thanked the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for inviting her to become a member of the prestigious academy.
In a long ‘thankful’ note posted on Instagram by the actress, she expressed delight at being invited to become a member of the academy and also shared how satisfied she is to know that more Indian artists are accepted every year by the academy being done.
“I thank The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for inviting me to be a member of the Academy. I feel at once honoured and humbled. There is also a deep satisfaction in seeing that the voice of Indian cinema is finding a very well deserved platform on the world stage,” Bhatt wrote.
“Every year, more actors, filmmakers, and technicians from India are recognized by the Academy, and Indian cinema continues to reach the hearts and homes of people all over the world,” she added.
“I truly believe that cinema, like water, finds its level. And, like water, it knows no race, class, border or geography and flows freely. It takes everything in its course: audiences who passionately love or hate it, critics who dissect it, students who immerse themselves in it,” she wrote.
“Our opinions about films may be divided, but cinema as a whole is a powerful binding and unifying force. In a world that can be unsure and fragmented, at a time when the very social media that is meant to connect people ends up dividing them, movies are the glue that binds us,” she added.
Bhatt along with actor Hrithik Roshan is among 819 artists from across the world who have been invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Her film ‘Gully Boy’ was the official entry from India for the Best International Feature category at the Oscars 2020.