The Gujarati film Chhello Show, Last Film Show in English, was chosen by the Film Federation of India (FFI) to represent the nation in the Best International Feature category of the Oscars in 2023. This decision was made public on Tuesday.
When we contacted Agnihotri, he conveyed greetings to the entire Pan Nalin-directed crew. “I wish them the best of luck in their upcoming race. I’m at a loss for words, he says.
When asked if he has any independent plans for The Kashmir Files, the filmmaker replies, “Mujhe inn sab cheezun se farak nahi padta. The filmmakers will decide whether or not the film will compete for an Oscar on its own.
He continues, “Right now, I’m working on another movie, and I’ve moved on.”
The director also sent a special message to the supporters of The Kashmir Files on Twitter in addition to his opinions. I’d like to express my heartfelt gratitude to everyone on the LastFilmShow (Chhello Show) team for their selection as India’s official submission. I hope they win the Oscar for best picture in 2023. I want to thank everyone who has supported #TheKashmirFiles, especially the media (hands folded emoji), “he added.
The narrative of the evacuation of the Kashmiri Pandits from the Kashmir Valley is told in The Kashmir Files. Chinmay Mandlekar, Pallavi Joshi, Darshan Kumaar, Mithun Chakraborty, and Anupam Kher are among its cast members.