‘Bollywood Hollywood’ nominated for Genie Awards

Even as Deepa Mehta’s ‘Bollywood Hollywood’ releases in India on Friday, the movie has bagged five nominations for Canada’s 23rd annual Genie Awards.

Toronto-based Mehta has every reason to be happy. Her latest movie ‘Bollywood Hollywood’ has earned crucial nominations for the awards that honor outstanding achievement in the Canadian film industry.

The Genie Awards are deemed to be Canada’s equivalent to the Academy Award.

‘Bollywood Hollywood’ has won nominations for Best Motion Picture, performance by an actor in a supporting role (Ranjit Chowdhury), performance by an actress in a supporting role (the late Dina Pathak), performance by an actress in a supporting role (Mausami Chatterji), and Original Screenplay (Deepa Mehta).

The movie is a light-hearted comedy about a suave millionaire (Rahul Khanna) who hires the services of a young girl (Lisa Ray) to pretend as his bride-to-be at home to appease his mother (Mausami Chatterji) who keeps insisting on his getting married.