Here's some sad news for Indian movie lovers. Vidhu Vinod Chopra's
Eklavya -The Royal Guard, which was India's official entry
to the Oscars this year, is out of the race from the 'Best Foreign
Language Films' category.
The nine films that made it in the final list include The
Counterfeiters (Austria), The Year My Parents Went on Vacation
(Brazil), Mongol (Kazakhstan), The Trap (Serbia), Days of Darkness
(Canada), Beaufort (Israel), The Unknown Woman (Italy) , Katyn
(Poland) and 12 (Russia).
the Amitabh Bachchan - Sanjay Dutt starrer Eklavya was
mired in controversy ever since it was declared as India's entry to
the prestigious Oscars. So, much so that director Bhavna Talwar,
who considered her film Dharm as one of the better contenders for
the award, went on to claim that the jury was biased in its
selection. She even went up to the extent of going to the court
regarding the issue.
Seems like India will have to wait for a while to bring home
this prestigious award.