It was a proud moment for the whole nation when the news came that Rajkummar Rao’s Newton being officially elected for the Oscars, but it seems like that Priyanka Chopra and her mother Madhu Chopra aren’t much happy with this news. According to a report in DNA, the 35-year-old actress had high hopes for their award-winning film ‘Ventilator’ would be chosen for the Oscars 2018. It also received a standing ovation at the New York Film Festival.
“I told her not to worry, assuring her that only the best film would make it. We were a bit disappointed when we learned about the verdict, the next day,” the director of Ventilator, Rajesh Mapuskar told DNA. He also said about Priyanka that “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. The ventilator was always the favourite baby of their banner”. He also talked about the fact that how much Priyanka’s mom Madhu Chopra was happy and she called him up before the result was announced.
It was among the 26 entries in the race to the Oscars 2018 for the category of Best Foreign Film.