After Gully Boy, India's Oscar Hope Still Alive; Jim Sarbh's Film Gets Shortlisted, Says 'Hope We Make The Final Nominations'- EXCLUSIVE

There is definitely no looking back for actor Jim Sarbh, who is adding more and more feathers to his cap. In the midst of Gully Boy being rejected by Oscars, no one noticed Jim's film, 'sometimes, i think about dying' being shortlisted for the Oscars 2020. We caught up with Sarbh and he clearly was ecstatic about the news and hoped that the film gets the final nomination

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After Gully Boy, India's Oscar Hope Still Alive; Jim Sarbh's Film Gets Shortlisted, Says 'Hope We Make The Final Nominations'- EXCLUSIVE
A big round of applause for actor Jim Sarbh guys! Proving his mettle on the celluloid and during his stage performances, he has carved a niche for himself in the cinematic world. And now adding yet another feather to his cap, the actor’s short film has been shortlisted for the 92nd Academy Awards. Titled sometimes, i think about dying, the movie has been shortlisted under the Live Action Short Film Category. Now, this is something really big and needs a mention without fail.  In the further process, the members of this prestigious award ceremony will be voting for the films and the final nomination list will be out on January 13, 2019. 

As mentioned on the official portal of the Academy Awards, there are 9 other films in the same category and Jim’s film will be competing with movies such as Brotherhood, The Christmas Gift, Little Hands, Miller & Son, Nefta Football Club, The Neighbors’ Window, Refugee, Saria and A Sister. In an exclusive conversation with, when he was asked about when he came to know that sometimes, i think about dying was shortlisted in the Live Action Short Film category and how does it feel as the final nominations will be out in January? He said, “It feels incredible to be shortlisted. I hope we make the final nominations, as of now we are 1 of 10. I was absolutely thrilled. This film is really special to me - firstly because all of my friends from university got together to make it. The director and co-writer of this short, Stefanie Abel-Horowitz, directed me in the first thing she ever directed - a scene from Betrayal by Harold Pinter in her directing class at Emory. Secondly, I find the film to be so beautiful and delicate and fulfilling. I am proud to be a part of it, and I hope you all watch it on Omeleto’s page on YouTube.” ALSO READ: Celebrities Krystle D’Souza, Jim Sarbh, And Sarah Jane Dias Get Snapped At A Sports Event

On being quizzed about the lobby that works at Oscars, and is there a plan chalked out by the producers and the film's team to accelerate the voting process, Cause every vote counts!  Jim replied, “We have no plan! This was a tiny budget film that a bunch of friends got together and made in Maine. We could use all the help we can get!”

The actor also spoke about Gully Boy being out fo the race and the actor wished it would have been selected too. Jim added, " I wish Gully Boy made it as well, and we could have all been there celebrating together. Our film premiered at Sundance and was chosen for the Sundance Shorts Tour. It got featured as a Vimeo Staff Pick, and then a YouTube Shorts of the Week pick, and when Omeleto put it on their page on YouTube, we felt pretty confident about sending it into the Oscars."

The final nominated films will be announced on 13th January and Jim affirms he will be watching it live but isn't thinking about the main Oscars night that will take place on 10th February. " Yes, I will be watching it live! Uhhhhhhhhhhhh I can’t think about February yet- all my mind is focusing on is the 13th of January" An ecstatic Jim revealed. 

In 2019, the actor has put forth some distinguished piece of work on the digital platform in the series Made In Heaven also a film on Netflix platform titled House Arrest. He was also seen in the Bollywood movie Photography co-starring Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Sanya Malhotra.

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