Suriya and Kajol invited to join The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science
Indian actors Suriya and Kajol have been invited to join The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. The list of invitees from India this year also includes filmmakers Reema Kagti, Pan Nalin, Sushmit Ghosh and Rintu Thomas.
Every year, the Academy invites artists, technicians, and executives to join the organisation. The official statement reads that the membership selection is based on professional qualifications, with an ongoing commitment to representation, inclusion and equity. Suriya is said to be the first South Indian actor to receive this honour.
It is worth a mention here that Suriya’s widely-acclaimed film ‘Jai Bhim’ was among the films competing to get it into the shortlist at the 94th Academy Awards. However, it failed to make the cut.
Over the years, actors like Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan, Vidya Balan and Aamir Khan have joined the Academy. AR Rahman, Ekta Kapoor, Guneet Monga and Aditya Chopra are some of the popular Indian celebs to become Academy members.