Filmmaker Soojit Sircar is said to be upset and shocked over his film ‘Vicky Donor’ (2012) not being pushed by producers Eros International for the Oscars.
Yesterday, it was confirmed that ‘Barfi’ was put forward as the official entry for India for next year’s Oscars in the ‘Best Foreign Film’ category.
In a statement, Sircar said, “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 story was not even considered by the producers of the film to be sent for Jury’s consideration.”
He added, “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. 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.”