Pakistani film ‘Cake’ has been selected as the official nomination in the category of ‘Foreign Language Film Award’ for the 91st Academy Awards scheduled to take place on February 24, 2019.
EX Wife of Prime Minister, Imran Khan, Reham Khan questions whether the entry has anything to do with its producer Zulfi Bukhari who is a nearby assistant of Prime Minister Imran Khan on overseas Pakistani’s.
Expressing her opinion on Twitter, Reham wrote, “Who says you can’t have your ‘Cake’ and eat it too? Zulfi Bokhari friend of the PM now gets his film selected to be sent in as Pakistan’s entry to the Oscar’s too.”
Lead actor in the film, Adnan Malik was quick to react to the allegation. He took to Twitter and wrote, “What an odd and unfair assertion, completely disregarding the integrity of the respectable Oscar committee members with diverse political ideologies, as well as the caliber of the film itself, which was critically acclaimed across the board (including 4 stars in the Guardian, UK).”
Director of the film, Asim Abbasi said, “I understand that our storytelling (unlike her storytelling) lacked nautanki and masala but still… what a strange insinuation discounting our hard work and committee’s decision making.” He wrote on Twitter.
However, members of the Pakistan film industry, including Mahira Khan, Meera Jee, Meesha Shafi, and Ali Rehman Khan shared their excitement on social media over the film’s success and its selection for the Oscars.
Earlier this year, Asim Abbasi bagged best director award at UK Asian Film Festival London for cake.