A .R. Rahman, Sonu Nigam and Bickram Ghosh Oscar hopefuls

Two times Oscar winner and India’s music maestro, AR Rahman has once again made it to the list of contenders for the best original score category in the Oscar 2015 nomination list. Rahman, who has previously been nominated for “127 Hours” and “Slumdog Millionaire”, for which he won the two Oscars, has made it to the list for three of his films that include Hollywood movies “The Hundred-Foot Journey” and “Million Dollar Arm” and Rajinikanth-starrer Tamil film “Kochadaiiyaan”.

 The list of 114 probables also includes singer-Composer Sonu Nigam and Bickram Ghosh with their score for “Jal” a film based on water scarcity issue, which has also found a place among the 100 films shortlisted for nomination in the best picture category.
The final nominations shortlist for the prestigious awards will be announced January 15, 2015, while the presentation ceremony will be held February 22, 2015.

-Devashree Goenka