London: `Rang De Basanti' lost out to Mexican film `Pan's Labyrinth' at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) awards in the Best Foreign Language Film category.

The film, which is already out of the Oscar race, was competing with Mexican Guillermo del Toro's `Pan's Lanyrinth,' Mel Gibson's `Apocalypto', Pedro Almodovar's `Volver' and Paul Verhoeven's `Black Book.'

`Rang De Basanti's team was present at the Royal Opera House in London on Sunday night for the award ceremony.

The BAFTA awards are renowned as the British Oscars.

The film starring Aamir Khan, Kunal Kapoor, Soha Ali Khan and Alice Patten depicts the awakening of a new generation inspired by Indian freedom fighters.

India's official entry to the Oscars, `Rang De Basanti,' was voted out of the Best Foreign Film in the shortlist ahead of the nominations for the category last month.