'Only original films should be sent to the Oscars': Irrfan Khan
Recently, Barfi! was selected as India's official entry to the Oscars for 'Best Foreign Language Film' after garnering much critical acclaim and commercial success. Barfi was selected from a list of 17 films (including Irrfan Khan's Paan Singh Tomar),drawn up by the Film Federation of India, as India's entry for the category of 'Best Foreign Language Film'.
Speaking to TOI , Irrfan says, "It was tougher to work with Ang Lee than Danny Boyle. Lee pushes you. He will be in India by the end of this month. The film is a strong contender for the Best Film Oscar this year. I wish we would be as serious about Oscars in our country! Oscars affect your market hugely. In spite of knowing that a few scenes from Barfi! have been copied, our film federation chose it over something which is original. How can that film stand a chance of making it to the nomination list?"
Irrfan Khan and Danny Boyle worked together in the multiple Oscar winning film, 'Slumdog Millionaire',which released in 2008. Irrfan,also, worked with Ang Lee on the much awaited 'Life Of Pi' due to release later this year for which he is recieving rave reviews for from the international press.
Do you agree or disagree with Irrfan?