2017 was the year Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and her father in law, cinematic legend Amitabh Bachchan, were both invited to join the Academy. What greater honour than to serve as an Academy member and shape the future of cinema, celebrate the diversity of film and the magic of storytelling? Congratulations to the new Academy members Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Amitabh Bachchan!
“We’re proud to invite our newest class to the Academy. The entire motion picture community is what we make of it,” Cheryl Boone Isaacs, President of the Academy of Motion Pictures, Arts and Sciences, was quoted as saying on the official Oscar website.
“It’s up to all of us to ensure that new faces and voices are seen and heard, and to take a shot on the next generation the way someone took a shot on each of us.”