Suraj 'Pi' Sharma gets BAFTA nomination

Wednesday, 9 January 2013 - 11:15am IST | Place: Mumbai | Agency: dna
The Delhi-based newcomer, who was selected from almost 3,000 aspiring actors by the Oscar-winning director, has played the role of young Pi in the film Life of Pi.
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Suraj Sharma, the 17-year-old debutant actor of Hollywood director Ang Lee’s Life of Pi, has been nominated for the prestigious BAFTA Rising Star award this year. He is the only male actor to be nominated alongside British actresses Juno Temple, Andrea Riseborough, Elizabeth Olsen and Alicia Vikander, who are in the run for the award that recognises new talent in the film industry.

The Delhi-based newcomer — who was selected from almost 3,000 aspiring actors by the Oscar-winning director — was seen playing the role of young Pi in the film, who survives a ship-wreck and sails on a boat with only a tiger for company.

The film, that also stars Tabu and Irrfan Khan, has already earned three Golden Globe nominations, including Best Picture (Drama) and Best Director.




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