Karishma Dev Dube’s Bittu in Oscars Best Live Action Short shortlist
The film is presented by Ekta Kapoor, Guneet Monga, Tahira Kashyap Khurrana, and Ruchikaa Kapoor under the Indian Women Rising collective
Karishma Dev Dube’s Bittu has been selected in the top ten list for Best Live Action Short at the Oscars. The film is presented by Ekta Kapoor, Guneet Monga, Tahira Kashyap Khurrana, and Ruchikaa Kapoor under the Indian Women Rising collective.
Sharing the news on Instagram, Tahira wrote, “Bittu is in the top 10 for the 93rd Academy Awards! Can’t keep calm as this is our first project under @indianwomenrising. This one is so special @k.devdube may you shine. congratulations @shredevdube @maryelista you all are rockstars. @ektarkapoor @guneetmonga @ruchikaakapoor we so have our heart in the right place! Can’t wait to hug you. Pls continue supporting this short film with a big heart."
Director Karishma Dev Dube shares, “It’s every filmmaker’s dream to be recognised by the academy, and I’m overwhelmed by the gratitude. This recognition however is not mine alone, I made this film with an incredible cast and crew, all of whom I’m so grateful for. I’m just very happy that Bittu is able to represent this team and my country at this platform."
Bittu had earlier won the silver medal at the Student Oscars. The film is inspired by the 2013 school poisoning incident. It follows an eight-year-old who must take matters into her own hands when her community fails to protect its most vulnerable.
You can out the Oscars shortlists in 9 categories here -