SS Rajamouli ‘Disappointed’ Over India’s Oscar Entry, Mission Majnu, Chhatriwali Release

Director SS Rajamouli has spoken out about RRR’s recent snub as India’s official entry to the Oscars 2023 in the Best International Feature Film category at the 95th Academy Awards. In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Rajamouli stated that while it was disappointing that the film did not get selected, he would not dwell on why it didn’t happen and showed his support for Chhello Show/The Last Film Show as India’s official pick.
Renowned Indian film director SS Rajamouli expressed his disappointment over India’s official entry for the Academy Awards, “Mission Majnu”, calling it a “big letdown”.
In a recent interview, Rajamouli stated that he was expecting a film with a much stronger narrative and impact to represent India on the global stage. He also criticized the lack of promotion and support for the film, claiming that it had not been given a fair chance to succeed.
Additionally, Rajamouli expressed disappointment over the release of his upcoming film, “Chhatriwali”, being delayed due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. He stated that the delay has caused a major setback for the film and its cast and crew.
Despite these setbacks, Rajamouli remained optimistic and urged the Indian film industry to continue to strive for excellence and global recognition. He also urged the government to provide more support and resources for Indian films to make a stronger impact on the global stage.
Meanwhile, actor Shah Rukh Khan has reportedly refused to appear on Bigg Boss 16 and The Kapil Sharma Show to promote his upcoming film Pathaan, and has not interacted with the media. Priyanka Chopra also made headlines as she opened up about her daughter Malti’s birth in a recent interview, and actress Tunisha Sharma’s death case continues to be a topic of interest as her co-star and ex-boyfriend Sheezan Khan remains in police custody. Additionally, RRR was also snubbed at the BAFTA 2023, with the film not making the final five nominees in the “film not in English language” category.
Overall, Rajamouli’s comments have sparked a debate about the state of the Indian film industry and its representation on the global stage. Many are calling for better support and resources for Indian films to help them achieve the recognition and success they deserve.

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