Shaan Vyas’ short film Natkhat starring Vidya Balan which won the 2020 edition of Best of India Short Film Festival is now shortlisted for Oscar awards.
Vidya Balan who is the actor and producer of the film said, “It is amazing to see the range and quality of short films now coming out of India, and with our audiences now embracing this form of storytelling, it gave us the confidence to take this leap. We are grateful to ShortsTV and thrilled to be in the company of incredible actors like Tilda Swinton and Julianne Moore. The Academy Awards is a celebration of talent from all over the world, and our entire team is so excited to be part of it. With the sort of talent now on display, I believe it is only a matter of time before India brings home an Oscar in the Live Action Short Films category”.
Natkhat is a story of a mother educating her young son about gender equality. The movie premiered on YouTube as part of the We Are One:Global Film Festival.