New Delhi: While the country is celebrating RRR’s Naatu Naatu making the cut to final nominations of the Oscars, India’s official entry to the Academy Awards is out of the race.
After failing to get into final nominations, The Chhello Show’s director shared an emotional note on Twitter. He also congratulated the three entries that qualified for the final race at the Oscars.
“Congratulations to the trio,” He wrote.
He asked the team of the Gujarati ode to the cinema to rejoice and move on. Calling his team amazing, he thanked them for standing by the film ‘in storms.’ ‘With all hearts and no hype,” he wrote further.
Crediting the film team, he wrote that they have continued to move souls across the world.
The Chhello Show translates to The Last show. Using it as a pun, he wrote that we all know that it will not be our last film or show.
Read his full post below:
— Nalin Pan (@PanNalin) January 25, 2023
Earlier, RRR’s director SS Rajamouli expressed his disappointment with RRR not being sent as India’s official Entry for the 95th Academy awards. He said he was surprised that the Film Federation of India chose Pan Nalin’s Chhello Show instead of RRR when RRR had greater chances of bagging an Oscar.
He further said that albeit it is disappointing but they (Team RRR) won’t sit around and get angry about it. Rather, they have moved forward.
Snubbing RRR and Kashmir Files chances to be selected as India’s official entry, FFI’s jury unanimously picked The Chhello Show to represent India at the 95th Oscars.
The Chhello Show is a Gujarati language film about a young boy and his love for cinema.