Eastman honour for Ashutosh Gowariker
Recently, it was reported that the George Eastman Museum in New York (USA), which has the world’s oldest film archives, now has the largest collection of contemporary Indian cinema held by a museum or film archive.
Now, we have been told that five of filmmaker Ashutosh Gowariker’s movies – Lagaan (2001), Swades (2004), Jodhaa Akbar (2008), What’s Your Raashee? (2009) and Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Sey (2010) – have been chosen to be part of the collection of films at the museum. “Ashutosh received an email from the museum, which mentioned that five of his films will be added to the museum’s collection. The mail also stated that the officials of the museum loved Ashutosh’s work. He was really happy when he learnt about it,” says a source. While Ashutosh remained unavailable for a comment, Sunita Gowariker, the producer of most of his films, confirmed the news.