MUMBAI: Rajkumar Rao’s recently released ‘Newton’ made headlines when the story broke about film’s selection as the official entry to Oscars 2018 from India. While this news is making everyone happy there is someone who is little disappointed with jury’s decision – Priyanka Chopra.
Priyanka and her mother Madhu Chopra’s Marathi production, ‘Ventilator’ was amongst the 26 entries competing in the race to the Oscars this year.
‘Ventilator’, directed by Rajesh Mapuskar, gained very good critical and commercial success. The film has won three awards at 64th National Film Awards. Priyanka was optimistic about the film to make it to Oscars 2018, but left with disoppinment as it got snubbed with the selection of Amit Masurkar’s another social drama, ‘Newton’.
Rajesh Mapuskar told DNA, “I told her not to worry, assuring her that only the best film would make it. We were a bit disappointed when we learnt about the verdict, the next day.”
He further added about Priyanka that, “I guess, Priyanka must be even more disappointed because she was always ambitious about the film. Had it been selected, she would have ensured that it was the most-talked-about film in the run to the Oscars, especially since she is already an established name there. Ventilator was always the favourite baby of their banner.”
The 90th Academy Awards ceremony will be held at Dolby Theatre, Los Angeles on 4 March 2018