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Priyanka Chopra upset after Newton announced as India’s official entry to Oscars?

Priyanka Chopra and her mother are upset ever since Newton was announced as India’s official entry to Oscars last Friday. They are disappointed as their film, Ventilator, did not make it.

bollywood Updated: Sep 26, 2017 16:24 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times
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Priyanka Chopra runs her production house Purple Pebble Pictures with help from her mother Madhu Chopra. Ventilator is the first Marathi film from the production house.(PTI)

Ever since Rajkummar Rao’s Newton was announced as the official entry of India for Oscars this year, appreciation has been pouring in. Fans and insiders from Bollywood have hailed the move and congratulated the crew of the movie. Priyanka Chopra and her mom Madhu Chopra, however, are reportedly upset.

Before you jump the gun, they are not upset that Amit Masurkar’s film has made it. They are simply disappointed as their production venture, Ventilator could not make it. Director Rajesh Mhapuskar told DNA, “I told her (Madhu) 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.”

“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,” he added.

Rajesh won Best Director, while Best Editing award went to Rameshwar Bhagat and Best Sound Mixing to Alok De for Ventilator this year at the National Film Awards. It is the maiden Marathi production venture of Priyanka’s Purple Pebble Pictures.

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First Published: Sep 26, 2017 16:24 IST