Two days ago, India celebrated as Marathi film Court was selected as its submission to the Best Foreign Language Film category for the 88th Academy Awards in February next year.
But veteran actor Naseeruddin Shah doesn't seem too pleased. In an interview with Indian Express, the actor said: "I don’t really care about the Oscars. Court is one of the finest films and in fact the best film to have released in recent times. I don’t know why we hanker after this Oscar business.”
That's not it, Shah went further and added, "“I think it should be enough for makers of Court that the film has been liked and much appreciated in our own country and that is what matters.”
Here in Pakistan, recently released film Moor was selected as the Pakistani Academy Selection Committee's pick for submission to the Foreign Language Film Award category at the 88th Academy Awards. Moor's director Jami was very happy to have his film selected, as he said: "With this submission to the Oscars our destination is beyond hope now, as we now know that our stepping stone was in the right direction."
If both films make it to the final round, will Shah feel the same way?