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India Nominates ‘Eklavya’ to Oscars September 27, 2007

Filed under: Uncategorized — gossipnepal @ 3:48 am

India’s official entry for the Oscars in the best foreign film category is a flop film featuring grand palaces, camels and Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan.
“Eklavya: The Royal Guard”, which was selected from among five films, is about palace intrigue and the loyalty of an old guard who carries a secret about a royal family.
Director Vidhu Vinod Chopra says he was trying to increase his chances of winning by screening the film to as many people as possible.
“Many of our films have not done well because not many people have seen it. The real battle is to get people to watch the entire movie,” he told Reuters.

Chopra said he had hired a publicist to promote the film and he was also travelling to the United States next month to screen it at various venues.
“I don’t care if the film wins or loses, all that I care is people should enjoy an Indian film at the Oscars,” said the filmmaker, whose short, non-fiction film “An Encounter with Faces”, was also nominated for an Oscar in 1979.
“If people don’t see the film, they won’t be able to vote for it and I believe Western minds can relate to my film because the title of my film is from the Mahabharata, which many know of.”


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