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Ranbir Kapoor’s Sanju nominated under six categories for Asian Film Awards 2019

Rajkumar Hirani's Sanju is vying for top awards at 2019 edition of Asian Film Awards.

Written by: India TV Entertainment Desk, New Delhi [ Published on: January 11, 2019 15:10 IST ]

Ranbir Kapoor’s Sanju nominated under six categories for Asian Film Awards 2019

Rajkummar Hirani’s Sanju that had Ranbir Kapoor and Vicky Kaushal in the lead roles is in the race to win the Best Film Award at the 2019 edition of the Asian Film Awards. Burning, a drama film directed by But Lee Chang-Dong has received the maximum number of nominations for the 2019 edition. The Korean adaptation of a Japanese short story was nominated in eight categories, including Best Film, reports variety.com.

Other Best Film nominees were Pema Tseden's Jinpa, Wen Muye's Dying to Survive, Sanju and Hirokazu Kore-eda's Shoplifters.

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From Sanjay Dutt's drug addiction, personal affairs, a jail term for possession of arms in connection with the 1993 serial blasts, to his bonds with his parents and friends -- Hirani's Sanju delved into different aspects of the actor's life but many felt that the film also left out a lot. But the makers were accused of whitewashing, media bashing and glorification.

Shoplifters, Sanju, and Zhang Yimou's Shadow ranked narrowly behind Burning with six nominations each. The nominations were announced in Hong Kong on Friday. The prize ceremony will be held in Hong Kong on March 17.

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Hirani also earned a nomination in the Best Director category, competing with Chang-dong (Burning), Tseden (Jinpa), Koreeda (Shoplifters) and Fruit Chan (Three Husbands).

Indian actor Ranbir Kapoor, who brought the life of Sanjay Dutt alive on the big screen, scored a nomination in the Best Actor category. Other nominated stars are: Yoo Ah-in (Burning), Xu Zheng (Dying to Survive), Aaron Kwok (Project Gutenberg) and Koji Yakusho (The Blood of Wolves).

Vicky Kaushal is competing with Zhang Yu (Dying to Survive), Kwon Hae-hyo (Hotel by the River), Shinya Tsukamoto (Killing) and River Huang (Tracey) for the Best Supporting Actor trophy.

Sanju is also nominated in Best Screenplay and Best Original Music category. Rajinikanth's 2.0 is also nominated in Best Visual Effects category.

Hong Kong crime thriller Project Gutenberg earned five nominations, while Jinpa and Dying to Survive both received four nominations.

(With IANS Inputs)

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