Mumbai: Directors Zoya Akhtar, Anurag Kashyap, veteran actor Anupam Kher and director of Photograph and Lunchbox Ritesh Batra are among the 842 new members invited by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
On Monday, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences released a list of its new members.
In the new addition, 842 artists and executives from as many as 59 countries were invited to join the Academy this year. These eminent personalities from the entertainment industry have been invited to join the Academy responsible to give the annual Academy Awards aka Oscars.
The Academy, which is behind the annual Oscar Awards, has invited members from 59 countries and half of them are women. With this, the overall percentage of women in the Academy has increased from 25 per cent in 2015 to 32 per cent this year.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences had invited Shah Rukh Khan, Naseeruddin Shah, Tabu and Madhuri Dixit in 2018.