Will keep our faith alive to keep dreaming: Rima Das


Rima Das’ has expressed her gratitude to the people for their love and support to her and her epoch-making movie Village Rockstars after the film bowed out of the Oscars race. Village Rockstars had scripted history after becoming India’s official entry to the 91st Academy Awards in the Best Foreign Film category.

The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences on Monday announced the names of nine films that have advanced to the next round of voting in the Foreign Language Film category.

The celebrated filmmaker took to the social media to express her gratitude to the people for supporting her movie, anding with a note that stated: “We will keep our faith alive to keep dreaming…”

“How we have all grown since we first began. Back then, little did we – my band of rockstars and I know how far from the village our film would take us. From Toronto to Paris, Cairo to LA and even all the way back home, the love which greeted us in every town, at every screening, was beyond any of our wildest dreams. Without that love – all its warmth and generosity – we could not have made it as far as we have. So thank you. Thank you for opening your hearts to our film. For allowing it to enter you, live with you, breathe with you. Our journey towards the Oscars might end today, but it has been an incredible journey full of hopes and aspirations. Thank you for being there every step of the way!

We will keep our faith alive to keep dreaming… #VillageRockstars #Lovemyland #Lovemypeople,” she wrote in a moving post on ‘facebook’.

Meanwhile, Norwegian drama What Will People Say starring Adil Hussain has also bowed out of the race for the Oscars.

The final nominations for the Oscars are expected to be announced on Jan 22 while the awards ceremony is slated to be held on Feb 24, 2019.