The Oscar nomination was recently announced. ‘Naatu Naatu’ from the South Indian film ‘RRR’ has made the country proud by garnering a nomination in the ‘Best Original Song’ category. Previously, MM Keeravani’s composition had won the Golden Globe in the same category. In a latest interview, Anupam Kher spoke openly about Vivek Agnihotri’s ‘The Kashmir Files’ not being nominated for Oscars 2023.
In a recent interview with Brut India, Anupam Kher broke her silence on the fact that Vivek Agnihotri’s ‘The Kashmir Files’ did not get an Oscar nomination, saying: “If now RRR won the Critics’ Choice Award and RRR won the Globes of gold”. award for Best Original Song, is the biggest sentiment for Indian cinema. Why shouldn’t we celebrate it? So, there is definitely something wrong with ‘The Kashmir Files’. I’m the first person to tweet because I really thought ‘Wah Naatu Naatu song, the whole crowd is dancing.’
Anupam Kher continued: “Because until now all the films that they (the Western audience) have accepted were about the poverty of the Indians, about some foreigner who made a film, whether it was about Indians like Richard Attenborough or Danny Boyle (but with a western perspective).) This is the first time that a Hindustani movie or a Telugu movie or an Indian movie has become mainstream cinema.
In the year 2022, when many Bollywood movies were struggling in theaters, ‘The Kashmir Files’ was released and no one expected that it would be a huge blockbuster. Apart from Anupam Kher, Mithun Chakraborty, Pallavi Joshi and Darshan Kumar played important roles in the film. This movie was based on the exodus of Kashmiri Pandits in Kashmir and there was a lot of controversy about it.