Vicky Kaushal reflects on ‘Sardar Udham’ not making the Oscars cut

Jeetesh Luhar



Shoojit Sircar’s ‘Sardar Udham’ (2021) has been making headlines ever since it was announced. And now that it has been released, Vicky Kaushal has been praised for the way he has effortlessly managed to bring the character to life on the screen, coupled with Sircar’s directorial vision. But despite the praises, much has been said after the film was not selected as India’s official Oscar entry.

Kaushal has now added his thoughts to the news, reports Pinkvilla. Initially, the star revealed that he constantly tracks social media as he is curious to know what people have to say about him. “I can sense that it has [struck a chord with] the audience. [In an OTT release], the film is not judged by box-office numbers. Instead, people are recommending it to their friends and family,” he said.

On ‘Sardar Udham’ not making it to the Oscars, he said, “Everybody has the right to their opinion. We have a jury [comprising] experts in cinema. They made a selection, and we have to respect that selection. I haven’t seen the Tamil film, but Shoojitda has seen it and is gung-ho about it. I am sure it’s the best decision taken for Indian cinema to be on a global platform. We should now root for the film that is selected, and hope that it brings us glory.”

‘Sardar Udham’ is out now on Amazon Prime.