Slumdog Millionaire might be massively praised everywhere but many Indians here weren't that impressed. Some time back it seemed Mr. Amitabh Bachchan wasn't too happy till he took back his words. Now, the self appointed spokesman of the Indian film industry Mahesh Bhatt is doing the same.
He said, "This isn't best or better than any of the cherishing films made by our filmmakers. Why should we get excited when it's not an Indian Film and even if it wins Oscars, it is of no use to India. It is a British Filmmaker's flick and he has accomplished his dreams roping in India's best personalities to work with. There were more films where actors like Anil Kapoor and Irrfan Khan had spelled their best works and yet went unrecognised. Moreover, the Oscars hadn't been plainly nominated for Indian Films for superior quality in the category of Foreign Films."
So that's what he thinks about the movie which has been acclaimed globally and especially with 10 Oscar Nominations. But didn't it really showcase Mumbai to the world? That in itself is a big achievement for the city plagued by terrorist attacks, poverty and the recession.
We just hope Bhatt saab would take back his words too, like how Mr. Bachchan did!
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