Fact Check: Will ‘Gadar 2’ Be Sent To Oscars?

Mumbai: ‘Gadar 2’ has been doing roaring business since its release on August 11.

Released more than two decades after ‘Gadar: Ek Prem Katha’, not many were sure how the sequel on the 1971 Indo-Pakistani war would be received by the audience.

But in just over three weeks, the Sunny Deol and Ameesha Patel starrer has raked in over Rs 500 crore in Indian markets.

Director Anil Sharma, though, never had any doubts about the success of ‘Gadar 2’, and believes that film deserves to be sent to the Oscars next year.

“People are calling me repeatedly to send the film to the Oscars. ‘Gadar: Ek Prem Katha’ didn’t go, so I don’t know how ‘Gadar 2’ will go, but we are at it… Gadar 2 should go, the film deserves it. Gadar also deserved it. Gadar was based on the 1947 partition, and we told the story in a very different way. It was a new and original story, and ‘Gadar 2’ is also a new and original story,” Anil told The Indian Express.

For the record, Aamir Khan’s ‘Lagaan’ was nominated for the Best Foreign Language Film category at the Academy Awards in 2001.

The director and producer are within their rights to pitch for their film.

But the final call rests on Film Federation of India – an apex body of film producers, distributors, exhibitors and studio owners – which decides India’s official entry for the Academy Award for Best International Feature Film every year.

Get real time updates directly on you device, subscribe now.

Comments are closed.