Indian films Sanju, Newton and Gali Guleiyan have been nominated for the Best Asian Film Award at the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA). Also Read - Gurpreet Singh Sandhu And Sanju Win AIFF Footballer of The Year Awards

The Bollywood movies will be in contention with South Korea’s 1987 When The Day Comes, The Bold, The Corrupt And The Beautiful from Taiwan, China’s Dying To Survive and Youth, Japanese film Shoplifters and Tombiruo from Malaysia. Also Read - Karishma Tanna's Sultry Pictures in Red Hot Dress Set The Internet Ablaze, Fans Demand 'Zillion Likes'

A tweet from the official Twitter account of the awards read: “Just announced| The nominees for this year’s Best Asian Film Award are: ‘1987 When The Day Comes’, ‘The Bold, The Corrupt And The Beautiful’, ‘Dying To Survive’, ‘Gali Guleiyan’, ‘Newton’, ‘Sanju’, ‘Shoplifters’, ‘Tombiruo’ and ‘Youth’.” Also Read - 'Maths Didn't Help Einstein Discover Gravity', Piyush Goyal's Bizarre Reply on GDP; Clarifies Later

The winner of the Best Asian Film Award will be determined by the 2018 Best Asian Film Grand Jury, led by Oscar and multiple AFI and AACTA Award-winning actor Russell Crowe, who returns as President.

Also returning as jurors are Indian actors Anupam Kher, Shabana Azmi and Australian film critic, producer and presenter Margaret Pomeranz AM.