Much uproar was heard when Anurag Basu’s ‘Barfi!’ (2012) was chosen to represent India at the Oscars. This criticism continued throughout the film’s journey to the presitigous awards. However, it seems the journey has been cut short as the Ranbir Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra and Ileana D’Cruz starrer has not made it to the next round, BizAsia has learnt.
As per Times of India, a press announcement confirmed that ‘Barfi!’ wasn’t chosen as one of the nine movies to be put forward in the foreign film category.
Despite the flak the Film Federation of India received when ‘Barfi!’ was chosen for the Oscars over film such as ‘Kahaani’ (2012) and ‘Paan Singh Tomar’ (2012).