‘I want my film to bring the Os­car to In­dia’

Hindustan Times (Patna) - Live - - Front Page - Yashika Mathur yashika. mathur@ hin­dus­tan­times. com

It was a dou­ble treat for In­dia when Kan­nada film Care Of Foot­path 2 was an­nounced as the lat­eral en­try at the 88th Academy Awards in the gen­eral cat­e­gory and the movie’s lead ac­tor Deepp Pathak (right) hopes that his film wins the Academy Award.

Di­rec­tor Chai­tanya Tamhane’s Marathi film Court will also be in the Os­car’s race in the Best For­eign Film cat­e­gory.

“I have seen the trailer of Court and I think it’s a great movie but I want our movie to get the Os­cars for In­dia. Some­times be­ing greedy is nice,” says Deepp. The 25- year- old ac­tor says that the movie’s team had been work­ing very hard to get nom­i­nated for the Os­cars.

“We were in talks with the Os­car’s team from al­most eight months. We did ev­ery­thing to meet the pa­ram­e­ters re­quired for the nom­i­na­tions in the Os­car Awards,” says Pathak.

Di­rected by 19-year-old di­rec­tor Kis­han Shrikanth, the movie also stars ac­tors Esha Deol and Avika Gaur.

Deepp feels that it is the sen­si­tive is­sue of the movie that will ap­peal the most to the au­di­ence at the Os­cars.

“This story is on ju­ve­nile crime and I think it’s a sen­si­tive is­sue. May be this is why the au­di­ence will pay more at­ten­tion to our film be­cause it is made af­ter a lot of re­search and hard work,” he says.

The movie, made in Hindi and Kan­nada and dubbed in Tel­ugu, will have a pre­miere in Los An­ge­les on Novem­ber 6.

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