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Sound Designer Debajit Changmai from Assam among 20 other Indians invited to be members of Oscar Academy
Posted on: 26-06-2018 , 11:16:AM | DY365 Bureau

 Picture Courtesy: Assam Times

June 26, 2018: After Amrit Pritam Dutta another Bollywood Sound Designer hailing from Assam - Debajit Changmai has been invited to be the member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.


As per reports, Changmai who has films like Raazi, Court, Bhaag Milkha Bhaag to his credit - is among twenty other Indian film personalities, including actors Shah Rukh Khan, Madhuri Dixit Nene, Madhabi Mukherjee, Soumitra Chatterjee, Naseeruddin Shah, Ali Fazal, Anil Kapoor and Tabu, Indian producers Aditya Chopra and Guneet Monga, cinematographer Anil Mehta, costume designers Dolly Ahluwalia and Manish Malhotra, sound designer Biswadeep Chatterjee, production designers Subrata Chakraborty and Amit Ray, music composers Usha Khanna and Sneha Khanwalkar and film editor Ballu Saluja who have been invited to be a part of the Academy.
It may be mentioned that membership to the academy is by invitation only. Oscar nominees are eligible, as are candidates proposed by two current Academy members from the same field as the candidate.
The list, which was released on Monday, represents a further push by the organisation that hands out the Oscars every year to ensure diversity and representation by filmmakers from all corners of the globe.
The honorary organization has extended invitations to a record number of 928 new members from 59 different countries.
Reportedly, if all invitees in the list accept the membership, the total strength of the Academy will become 9,226.
Earlier in 2017, renowned Bollywood Sound Designer Amrit Pritam Dutta of Assam was selected as a member of the Academy.

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