First-ever for a South Indian actor: Tamil actor Suriya was invited to become a member of The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
The strength of south cinema is yet proved again. Suriya has been invited to become a member of The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences along with Bollywood actress Kajol.
The membership selection happened based on their ongoing commitments and their professional priority. Academy wrote in a statement: “The 2022 class is 44% women, 37% belong to underrepresented ethnic/racial communities, and 50% are from 53 countries and territories outside the United States,”.
Kajol has made Bollywood proud and Suriya has made it for South cinema.
The academy has invited 397 members for the year 2022. Oscar-winner A R Rahman, Amitabh Bachchan, superstars Shah Rukh Khan, Vidya Balan, Aamir Khan, Salman Khan, and Ali Afzal producers Aditya Chopra, Guneet Monga, Ekta Kapoor, and Shobha Kapoor, are already the Academy members.