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'Jalpari' gets nominated at Asia Pacific Screen Awards

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

The film, which will hit theatres on July 20, revolves around the journey of 10-year-old Shreya who witnesses the evils of culture and society as she explores rural life for the first time with her brother Sam.

"I am absolutely thrilled because the Asia Pacific Screen Awards is like the Oscars of Asia.

It's the biggest, in fact, in this continent and to be invited for a recognition like this is indeed a matter of great pride and honour," says the 38-year-old director.

The film stars Parvin Dabas, Tannishtha Chatterjee, Suhasini Mulay and Harsh Mayar in the prominent roles. The music has been given by the Midival Punditz.

"We have believed in the film right from its inception and to see it being appreciated across the world makes us very happy," Sushil Kumar Agarwal, producer of the film.

APSA is a very prestigious honour where films across 40 Asia-Pacific countries compete for nominations.

The sixth APSA ceremony will take place in Queensland, Australia on November 23.

First Published: Mon, June 11 2012. 16:15 IST