Vicky Kaushal reacts to Sardar Udham-Oscars row: “We have to respect the jury’s selection”

Vicky: 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

Actor Vicky Kaushal, who portrayed the role of Sardar Udham Singh in the recently released biopic Sardar Udham, has responded to the film not being sent as India’s official entry for the Oscars. He said that the jury members made the selection and ‘we have to respect that selection’.

In an interview, Indraadip Dasgupta, a member from the jury that took the choice during the current year’s official entry for Oscars, had called the film lengthy adding that it projected ‘our hatred towards the British’.

Speaking with Mid-Day, Vicky has 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 (Sircar) 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.”

Responding to the decision, Shoojit Sircar was quoted by News18 during an interaction with the media,  “It is a personal opinion, it is very subjective, I have no comment on that. I respect the jury and their decision. The film that was finally selected, I know about it, and I am glad that it was chosen. I go by the jury’s decision.”


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