Shah Rukh Khan, Naseeruddin Shah, Tabu invited to be members of Oscar academy

Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan, Tabu and veteran actor Naseeruddin Shah are among a record 928 new members invited by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences as the body behind the Oscars seeks to enhance diversity. In an announcement, the Academy said the new members will increase the diversity in a major way as 49% of its invitees are female and 38% are people of colour. Artistes from 59 countries have been invited as members. India features prominently in the list of the new invitees that includes female stars Tabu and Madhuri Dixit, Tabu’s Viraasat co-star Anil Kapoor and actor Ali Fazal. Veteran Bengali actors Soumitra Chatterjee (Bridge) and Madhabi Mukherjee (Charulata) are in the list of invitees.