Yes, it is true Amitabh Bachchan, Aamir Khan, Priyanka Chopra, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan have been invited to join the Academy and vote in the Oscars. Also, filmmakers Goutam Ghose and Buddhadeb Dasgupta are invited to join the Academy.
The 2017 invitees come from 57 countries with the contributing 30 percent people and 39 percent of the female of color, states by Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Website.
The other invitees from India are actors Salman Khan, Irrfan Khan, Deepika Padukone, writer Sooni Taraporevala, designer Arjun Bhasin and documentary filmmaker Anand Patwardhan.
Cheryl Boone Isaacs, Academy President said in a statement that, “We are proud to invite our newest class to the Academy. The entire motion picture community is what we make of it.”
She added in her statement that, “It’s up to all of us to ensure that new faces and voices are seen and heard, and to take shot on the next generation the way someone took a shot on each of us.”
Also from India, visual effects director Mohit Kallianpur is invited. Mohit is responsible for animated films like Frozen and Tangled. The youngest invitee in the Academy is Elle Fanning. The age of Elle Fanning is 19 and the oldest is Betty White of age 95.