Rajkummar Rao starrer ‘Newton‘ has recently hit the theaters and is being loved by fans and critics too. The movie is now India’s official entry to Oscars this year. This news was welcomed by the team and fans. But there is one person who is a little disappointed. It is none other than Priyanka Chopra.
As reported by DNA, The ‘Desi Girl’ is apparently not happy with the news. The reason being her Marathi film ‘Ventilator’. ‘Ventilator’ was among the 26 entries in the race to the Oscars. Priyanka had high hopes of her regional film making it to Oscars. But her hopes were dashed when ‘Newton’ was selected as India’s entry to Oscars.
Rajesh Mhapuskar, director of ‘Ventilator’ told DNA, “I guess, Priyanka must be even more disappointed because she was always ambitious about the film. Had it been selected, she would have ensured that it was the most-talked-about film in the run to the Oscars, especially since she is already an established name there. ‘Ventilator’ was always the favourite baby of their banner.”
The filmmaker further added that, Priyanka Chopra’s mother Madhu was quite excited and had even called him the night before the verdict was announced, “I told her not to worry, assuring her that only the best film would make it. We were a bit disappointed when we learnt about the verdict, the next day.”