Rajkummar Rao and the entire team of Newton is on cloud nine after their film became India’s official entry to Oscars this year . And interestingly, the great news was announced on the same day when Newton hit the screens in India. While the entire nation is lauding Rao and his team for making it to Oscars , there is one person who is a little disappointed.
Hopes of Priyanka Chopra’s Marathi film Ventilator dashed as Newton was selected as India’s entry to Oscars. And if a report is to be believed, Priyanka had high hopes of Ventilator making it to Oscars.
Rajesh Mhapuskar, director of Ventilator told the daily, “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 filmmaker revealed that the entire team was eagerly awaiting the result on September 22. He recalled how Priyanka’s mom Madhu Chopra was excitement when she called him up the night before the verdict was announced, “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.”
Ventilator was among the 26 entries in the race to the Oscars.