Rishab Shetty’s Kantara has been selected for the Academy Awards contention list in the Best Picture and Best Actor categories.

As a result, the Kannada film is eligible for Oscar members to cast a vote to push it through to the main nominations.

Hombale Films’ Kantara was a late entry in the Oscars race.

And with this, SS Rajamouli’s RRR and Rishab Shetty’s Kantara have begun their Oscar journey.

Rishab Shetty’s Kantara was one of the highest-grossing films in 2022

The film, which raked in over Rs 400 crore globally, recently completed 100 days in the theatres.

Kantara was submitted for the Oscars 2023 and has now made it to the contention list in two categories.

A total of 301 films are on the contention list.

Sharing the news, Hombale Films tweeted: “We are overjoyed to share that ‘Kantara’ has received 2 Oscar qualifications!

‘A heartfelt thank you to all who have supported us. We look forward to sharing this journey ahead with all of your support.