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09-24-2012, 03:00 PM #1
Shoojit Sircar miffed at producers not sending Vicky Donor for Oscar consideration
Though Shoojit Sircar is happy that Barfi! is selected as India's official entry to the Oscars next year, he is upset with the producers of his much-acclaimed film Vicky Donor for not sending it for the jury's consideration.
“I'm really happy for Ranbir Kapoor, Anurag Basu and the whole team of Barfi! on the film's selection as India's entry to the Oscars. Congratulations!,” said Sircar in a statement. “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 the jury's 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.” Sircar added.
“I would also like to warn all 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,' the director ended.
Vicky Donor has been co-produced by John Abraham's JA Entertainment and Eros International.