Anurag Kashyap kicked up a storm after he said that RRR has a 90% chance of winning an Oscar nomination if it becomes India’s official entry. He hoped India doesn’t send The Kashmir Files to the Oscars.
SS Rajamouli released one of the biggest entertainers of the Indian cinema, RRR, which broke several records at the box office. Set against the backdrop of India under British rule, the film followed the story of two freedom fighters, played by Ram Charan and Jr NTR. While the film is receiving a lot of praise from the West and Rajamouli is currently promoting the film for the Oscars in the US, Rajamouli has received praise from several Hollywood filmmakers so far.
Rajamouli said, “Whether RRR wins an Oscar or not, my plan for the next film is not going to change. Oscar will be a real boost for morale for the (film’s) unit and the country itself, but that’s not going to change the way I work. I constantly need to upgrade myself as a filmmaker. I have to update my tools of storytelling. That goes on the side. What I want to say and how I want to is not going to change.”
No Indian film has bagged an Oscar nomination in the last 21 years since Aamir Khan’s Laagan. And RRR is expected to end the drought.