Anurag Kashyap, Zoya Akhtar, Anupam Kher join Hollywood celebs to be a part of the Academy

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New Delhi, Delhi, India Published: Jul 02, 2019, 11.17 AM(IST)

Bollywood celebs invited to be a part of The Academy Photograph:( Twitter )

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Among other celebs invited are Winston Duke, Elisabeth Moss, Letitia Wright, Claire Foy, Sterling K Brown, Tom Holland, Gemma Chan, Will Poulter, Lady Gaga and Adele. 

As the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences revealed its list of invitees to join the class of 2019, four Indian film personalities made it to the cut. 

Among the 842 celebs invited to join the Academy, filmmakers Zoya Akhtar, Anurag Kashyap and actor Anupam Kher have been invited from India. 

Anurag announced his acceptance as he took to Twitter and captioned it, "We are the Academy".

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Ritesh Batra, the director of 'Photograph' and 'Lunchbox', has also been invited. 

As per Deadline, a total of 29 per cent of the new class revealed on Monday are people of colour that takes up the share of people of colour by 8 per cent since 2015.

Interestingly, among the new invitees, 21 are past Oscar winners and 82 are past Oscar nominees.

Among other celebs invited are Winston Duke, Elisabeth Moss, Letitia Wright, Claire Foy, Sterling K Brown, Tom Holland, Gemma Chan, Will Poulter, Lady Gaga and Adele. Here is the list of other invitees to the class of 2019.  

In 2017, the Indians invited to be members included Shah Rukh Khan, Aditya Chopra, Soumitra Chatterjee, Madhabi Mukherjee and Naseeruddin Shah. Two Indian producers were also added to the honour roll -- Aditya Chopra, director, producer and founder of Yash Raj Films, and Guneet Monga ('The Lunchbox', 'Haraamkhor'). 

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