Team ‘Sarbjit’ wants an Oscar

New Delhi: The Randeep Hooda and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan-starrer ‘Sarbjit’ may have scored lower than what was expected at the Box Office but that doesn’t mean it won’t join the next Academy Award race.

The film’s co-producer Vashu Bhagnani has grand plans for director Omung Kumar’s latest biopic, which is based on the true story of the late Sarabjit Singh, as he intends to send it as one of the contenders for India’s entry to the Oscars.

He said, “We will send it as an entry, independently or in the race with other films. We will channelise our energy to make sure Sarbjit is in the race to become India’s entry to the Oscar this year.”

Not only that, Bhagnani added that they will send the film as an entry for National Awards too.

The film, which revolves around an Indian farmer who was convicted of terrorism and spying in Pakistan after he inadvertently crossed the border, has already been screened at the Cannes Film Festival, where the film was highly appreciated and loved by the audience. (ANI)