Marathi film Harishchandrachi Factory, India's official entry for the upcoming Oscars, has been voted out in the Foreign Language Film category but director Paresh Mokashi is "taking it in good spirit".
“I'm not at all disappointed. I've taken it as any other competition result. Getting selected on the first hand is in itself is a big achievement for us,” Mokashi told IANS on phone from Mumbai.
“Being selected among 20 other languages as an Indian film was a huge thing for us. You have to accept any competition's result and we've taken it in good spirit. It's part of the game,” he added.
Harishchandrachi Factory is Mokashi's directorial debut. The film is a biopic of Dadasaheb Phalke's ordeals to wield the megaphone for India's first motion picture Raja Harishchandra in 1913.