Rajkummar Rao's latest film Newton is India's official entry in the foreign language category for the Oscar Awards 2018 and while the whole country is proud of the achievement, it looks like Priyanka Chopra is not. Reports state that she was confident that Ventilator will be chosen for the Oscars and even chalked an action plan for the pre-Oscar selection drive.
Ventilator got a standing ovation at the New York Film Festival and that raised her confidence that it'll surely make it to the Oscars. The director of Ventilator, Rajesh Mhapuskar opened up by saying, "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."
Rajesh Mhapuskar recalls his conversation with Madhu Chopra, "I told her 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."
No Stone Unturned
He also added that Priyanka Chopra would have left no stone unturned in terms of promotions, if Ventilator had been selected to the Oscars.
If Priyanka Chopra's Ventilator would have been selected, it would be a big boost to her in Hollywood.
Newton's Oscar Entry
Newton really deserves the Oscar 2018 entry as the film is meaningful and the selection committee saw through it.
Ventilator released in 2016 in Marathi language and fared well at the box office too.
Priyanka Chopra has attended Oscars for 2016 and 2017 as well.