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Last Updated 15.11.2019 | 9:25 PM IST



Shoojit Sircar upset with Eros International

The news of Anurag Basu’s film Barfi! starring Ranbir Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra and Ileana D’Cruz being selected as India’s official entry to the Oscars made headlines on the weekend. And looking at the way the film is winning the audiences hearts, it seems to be a worthy contender for the Academy awards.

However, filmmaker Shoojit Sircar, though happy for the makers of Barfi!, is seething at the producers (Eros International) of his film Vicky Donor, due to the lack of interest shown by them towards his film.

In fact, Sircar has issued a statement in regards to his dilemma saying, “I’m really happy for Ranbir, Anurag Basu and the whole team of Barfi! on the film’s selection as India’s entry to the Oscars. Congratulations!

However, as far as my film Vicky Donor is concerned, I’m very disheartened, disappointed and angry that one of this year’s most original high concept stories was not even considered by the producers of the film to be sent for Jury’s consideration.”

Sircar is upset about the fact that the film’s producers, Eros International, didn’t even send Vicky Donor to the Indian Jury for consideration. “I was in complete shock when the Jury told us that they have not received the film from Eros for consideration….This purely shows their disregard for a film that brought them commercial success as well as critical acclaim,” says Sircar.

“I would also like all the directors to beware of producers and watch out for their films at every stage. For somebody like me and the kind of films I make, what makes me happiest, is the critical acclaim much more than the commercial gains. I sincerely hope that Eros in future does not repeat this mistake with any other film,” Shoojit says on a cautionary note.

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