A few days back, the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Science invited several artists from India. Among them, Alia Bhatt and Hrithik Roshan had their names on the list from the Bollywood cinema. After receiving this honorable invite, Alia Bhatt penned a thankful note.
She started as I thank The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for inviting me to be a member of the Academy. I feel at once honored and humbled. There is also a deep satisfaction in seeing that the voice of Indian cinema is finding a very well deserved platform on the world stage.
Alia added that she feels glad that the Indian artists are getting recognized and receiving a platform to express them. She added, "Every year, more actors, filmmakers, and technicians from India are recognized by the Academy and Indian cinema continues to reach the hearts and homes of people all over the world. I truly believe that cinema, like water, finds its level. And, like water, it knows no race, class, border, or geography and flows freely. It takes everything in its course: audiences who passionately love or hate it, critics who dissect it, students who immerse themselves in it. Our opinions about films may be divided, but cinema as a whole is a powerful binding and unifying force.
"In a world that can be unsure and fragmented, at a time when the very social media that is meant to connect people ends up dividing them, movies are the glue that binds us, " Alia concluded.