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Shazad Latif and Lily James in a still from 'What's Love Got to Do with It?'. Lily James has been nominated for Best Actress | Image courtesy: Twitter

9 UK national award nominations for Shekhar Kapur’s ‘What’s Love Got To Do With It?’

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Shekhar Kapur’s romantic comedy What’s Love Got To Do With It? has been nominated in nine categories at the UK’s National Film Awards.

The British production, which delves into how different cultures look at love and marriage, has bagged nominations in all the major award categories, including best British film, best director, and best actress for Lily James.

The movie features an ensemble cast of Shazad Latif, Shabana Azmi, and Emma Thompson, as well as music maestro Rahat Fateh Ali Khan in a guest appearance.

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What’s Love Got To Do With It? has also received nods for Best Supporting Actor for Asim Chaudhry, Best Supporting Actress for Thompson, Best Independent Film, Best Screenplay for Jemima Khan, Best Comedy, and Best Producer (Nicky Kentish Barnes, Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Jemima Khan).

The nominations for the 9th edition of the National Film Awards were announced in May. The awards ceremony, organised by the UK’s National Film Academy, will be held on July 3 at Porchester Hall in London.

On social media, Kapur received congratulatory messages from many people, including Manoj Bajpayee, who worked with the director for his 1994 hit Bandit Queen.

“Congratulations,” wrote Bajpayee.

“Congratulations on the accolades, Sir! You continue to do us proud! Shine on!” tweeted actor Ranvir Shorey.

(With agency inputs)

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