Lunchbox Omitted from Oscars Disappoints Karan Johar

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Karan Johar, the Filmmaker, who made a finest piece of Bollywood as claimed by many that  stars Irrfan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Nimrat Kaur, directed by debutant Ritesh Batra was not chosen as India’s Representative to compete for the Best Foreign Film Category at the Oscars.  This came as a shocker as it has every aspect that was working in its favour.

The Lunchbox is an effortless modest love story about two strangers who swap notes about life by means of a lunchbox. The film was one of the strongest contenders, agreed the filmmaker Goutam Ghose, who led the 16-member board shaped by the Film Federation of India to decide a suitable film. He said that it was a common decision by all to select The Good Road to be presented in the Oscars.

Karan Johar’s disappointment was witnessed soon after it was announced on Saturday, 21st September evening that the National Award winning Gujarati film ‘The Good Road’ has been shortlisted as India’s entry for the best foreign film category at the Academy Awards for 2014.

The lunch box was highly praised by the writer-lyricist Javed Akhtar earlier on Saturday. He tweeted on Twitter that “The Lunchbox” is “one of the optimum films produced in India and if it is selected for the Oscars it is most likely to bring back an Oscar to the country.

The film’s producer Anurag Kashyap has also showed his unhappiness with the decision of expelling the Movie out of the Oscar competition.

Author: Alia T.

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