Two times Oscar winner AR Rahman has once again made it to the list of 114 probables in the best original score category in the Oscar 2015 nomination list.
The Indian music maestro, who was awarded with the prestigious award twice before, for the film "Slumdog Millionaire" and nominated for "127 Hours", has been listed in the list for the third time for the films "The Hundred-Foot Journey", "Million Dollar Arm" and Rajinikanth's "Kochadaiiyaan".
Meanwhile, Bollywood film "Jal", the directorial debut of Girish Malik, based on water scarcity, has also been shortlisted among the 100 films in the best picture category nomination. Sonu Nigam and Bickram Ghosh for their rustic compositions for the drama film, have also found a place in the best original score nomination list.
Earlier, it was reported that Geetu Mohandas' directorial venture "Liar's Dice", starring Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Geetanjali Thapa in the main roles, has been selected as India's entry in the Best Foreign Language Film category for the 87th Academy Awards. However, some reports suggest that the film is no more part of the final nomination list, according to IBN Live.
Rahman, after hearing the news has tweeted in Tamil, which can be translated as "All Praise is for God"
— A.R.Rahman (@arrahman) December 13, 2014
Sonu and Bickram have also expressed their happiness.
Happy 2 see our names in the list of Oscar nominations for Jal. Thank you for wishes ladies and Gentlemen... :) means a lot — Sonu Nigam (@sonunigam) December 13, 2014
In all the oscar hullabaloo our album too is set for release Times nationwide today! http://t.co/yElUlym98a
— Bickram Ghosh (@bickramghosh) December 14, 2014
The 87th Academy Awards will be announced on 15 January 2015 and it will be presented on 22 February 2015 at Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. The event will be broadcast live by the ABC Television Network in more than 225 countries.