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“Vicky Donor” director unhappy with Eros for ignoring Oscar

By NewsDesk • Published on September 23, 2012

Vicky DonorVicky Donor director Shoojit Sircar is unhappy with his producer Eros International for not sending his film to the selection committee for Indian entry to the Oscars. In a statement issued to the press today, he has said, “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.”

Vicky Donor, a romantic comedy based on the life of a sperm donor, released in April this year and turned out to be a super hit apart from getting positive reviews from critics.

In his statement director Sircar says, “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.”

Sircar advises Eros of not repeating such mistakes in future and says, “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.”

“Barfi” was announced as India’s official entry to the Academy Awards for Foreign Language Films.
Also Read: Where does Anurag Basu’s “Barfi” stand in the Oscar race?

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