Mumbai: From playing that classy Ami Monjulika Act to playing a sex siren in The Dirty Picture, the gorgeous Vidya Balan has played several shades. For the Academy of Motion Pictures though her appearances in Tumhari Sulu and Kahaani have got her the big ticket to play a role at the Oscars. Vidya now has the distinction of becoming the only actor from India among 395 new invitees to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the governing body behind the Oscars.
Joining Vidya from India will be other big names like Vidya Balan, Ekta Kapoor, and Shobha Kapoor from tinsel town.
Ekta Kapoor has been appreciated for Dream Girl and Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai.
Interestingly Vidya will be in the august company of Western stars like Robert Pattinson, Laverne Cox, Vanessa Kirby, Steven Yeun, and others.
In what could be a good sign of empowering the fairer sex. The class of 2021 has 46% women, 39% underrepresented ethnic/racial communities and 53% international from 50 countries as per a variety report.