Prabhu Deva is on cloud nine after his film R... Rajkumar's screenplay is chosen to feature in the Library of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Now it will be accessible to film makers, writers, students, actors and other film enthusiasts.
R... Rajkumar had Shahid Kapoor and Sonakshi Sinha in the lead roles. Film opened to mixed response from public and to harsh reactions from critics but movie picked up from the second week and marked the highest success in Shahid Kapoor's career. The credit of the screenplay goes to three creative artists- Prabhu Deva, Sunil Agarwal and Ravi.S.Sundaram, while Shiraz Ahmed penned the dialogues.
Prabhu Deva confirmed the news of his film's screenplay being chosen to be in The Library of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, while talking to a national daily. He was busy shooting for his next flick, Action Jackson which features Ajay Devgn in Bangkok. He told the media, "I was thrilled when I came to know that the esteemed Oscar Library approached my producer, Viki Rajani, for R... Rajkumar's script. It's a huge honour and heartwarming recognition. All my earlier three Hindi films were remakes. R... Rajkumar is my original script."
Lagaan, Chak De India, Rajneeti and Devdas were other Bollywood films that were chosen to be a part of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences earlier. The highly controversial film, Dam 999, happened to be the first Indian feature film chosen in this section even before its initial theater release.