Director Anurag Basu's Barfi! has failed to qualify for the best foreign language film category for the 85th Academy Awards, according to the latest Oscar shortlist.
Of the 71 films that qualified for the Oscars from across the world, nine have been shortlisted, which will further compete to make it to the final five nominations.
The nine selected films are Amour (Austria), War Witch, (Canada), No (Chile), A Royal Affair (Denmark), The Intouchables (France), The Deep (Iceland), Kon-Tiki ("Norway), Beyond the Hills (Romania) and Sister (Switzerland).
The final list will be announced Jan 10.