Kantara Sent For Oscar 2023 Nomination; Rishab Shetty Starrer Submits Application For Academy Awards Consideration, Makers Confirm Kantara 2

Rishab Shetty’s starrer period drama ‘Kantara’ has been sent for the Oscars 2023 nomination

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Kantara Sent For Oscar 2023 Nomination; Rishab Shetty Starrer Submits Application For Academy Awards Consideration, Makers Confirm Kantara 2
Rishab Shetty’s period drama ‘Kantara’ is undoubtedly one of the most celebrated films of 2022. Written and directed by Shetty, the hit Kannada film, which was released on September 30, received an overwhelming response both from audiences and critics owing to its hard-hitting storyline. Now, Kantara has added another feather to its glowing hat as it is also eyeing a nomination at the 95th Academy Awards. Yes, you read that right! The film has been sent for Oscars 2023 consideration as the makers have submitted their application in the ‘For Your Consideration’ category.

Confirming the same, the film’s producers Hombale Productions said the Rishab Shetty starrer is being considered for nominations at the Oscars 2023 and they are hopeful that the film will represent India worldwide. Hombale Productions founder Vijay Kirgandur told India Today, “We have submitted our application for Oscars for Kantara and have our fingers crossed as the final nominations are yet to come. Kantara as a story is so rooted that we hope it can find a voice worldwide as well.” ALSO READ: Kantara OTT Release CONFIRMED? Here's WHEN And WHERE The Rishab Shetty Starrer Will Stream Online- Check It Out!


Vijay also confirmed that a prequel or a sequel to the first film is in the pipeline. Talking about carrying forward its franchise, he said, “Rishab is away and once he is back, we will discuss what we want to do — a sequel or a prequel. We will have something in a couple of months. We definitely have plans for Kantara 2 but there’s no timeline.” 

Notably, SS Rajamouli’s blockbuster film RRR has also made it to the Oscars 2023. Jr NTR and Ram Charan starrer has been shortlisted in the 10 categories for its peppy song ‘Naatu Naatu’. Also, The Last Film Show, India’s Official entry to the Oscars, got shortlisted for the ‘International Feature Film’ category.

Coming back to Kantara, it was released in Telugu, Hindi, Tamil, and Malayalam languages and earned over Rs. 500 crores worldwide at the box office.