A major International media portal recently reported that Salman Khan, Aishwarya Rai and a few others have been extended an invitation by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to become members.
The other Bollywood biggies to have been extended an invitation include Amitabh Bachchan, Aamir Khan, Irrfan Khan, Deepika Padukone & Priyanka Chopra.
While these renowned Bollywood stars got special invites from the most prestigious awards there ever is in the global entertainment forum, Bollywood’s Baadshah Shah Rukh Khan surprisingly did not get an invite.
Despite this being a record-breaking number of 774 invitations, the Oscars panel somehow did not consider Shah Rukh as a global icon. ” The basic requirement is that a candidate must have demonstrated exceptional achievement in the field of theatrical motion pictures, ” said the Academy.
Fans across social media platforms fumed over this statement by the Academy Awards, and said if Deepika Padukone can get invited, why can’t Shah Rukh’s achievements be considered as a criterion to be an Academy Award’s member?