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Ashutosh Gowariker's films head to a museum  

Some of the filmmaker's films are reportedly being preserved at New York's George Eastman Museum


Our Correspondent

The George Eastman Museum, the world's oldest museum dedicated to photography, while housing one of the world's oldest film archives, has reportedly acquired five films directed by Ashutosh Gowariker, to add to its collection of 28,000 titles from around the world.

Lagaan is one of the films in the Museum's recently acquired contemporary Indian cinema collection, as are Jodhaa Akbar, Swades, What's Your Raashee? and Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Sey. 

The George Eastman Museum collection of contemporary Indian cinema consists of 775 prints representing 597 film titles, all in 35mm format, made between 1999 and 2013.