Actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui said that Chaitanya Tamhane’s film Court is an outstanding movie.
Court has been selected as India’s official entry at the Oscars in the best foreign film category.
“I am very happy that Court has been selected as India’s official entry at the Oscars. It is a wonderful film and it is amazing that a very fine movie has been selected. Sometimes the selection is great and sometimes it is not that good but this time it has been a very good choice,” Nawazuddin told PTI.
The actor has also been roped in as the face of a suiting brand. “It feels nice that a brand that has been endorsed by superstars has chosen an actor this time. Superstars have a wide reach and hence are the perfect faces of a brand so it makes me feel that I also have a good reach now. This makes me happy,” said Nawazuddin.
“Times are changing. Superstars like Shah Rukh Khan and Salman Khan are doing movies like Raees and Bajrangi Bhaijaan and people like me are getting accepted into mainstream. This is a good thing,” added Nawazuddin.
Rang De Basanti actor Kunal Kapoor said that Chaitanya Tamhane’s film Court represents India’s best chance at the Oscars.
“Though I haven’t watched it yet but as I heard from those people who actually understand and are passionate about cinema, I agree it’s a right choice for the Oscars,” Kunal said at the Jagran Film Festival where he was a part of the jury panel for short films.
The sixth edition of the Jagran Film Festival started on September 28, with chief guest, filmmaker Sudhir Mishra lighting the lamp. Apart from Kunal, several celebrities including R Madhavan, Ranvir Shorey and Dibakar Banerjee attended the film fest.
Court will represent India in the Best Foreign Film category at the Academy Awards. The winner will be announced in February.