I don't care: Anurag Kashyap on missing the National Award
Anurag Kashyap’s film, 'The Lunchbox', may have not won any National Awards this year, but it seems that the filmmaker has made his peace with it. “I don’t care. The good thing is that some good choices were made this year. As a result, a few deserving films were awarded.”
It may be pointed out that last year, 'The Lunchbox', directed by Ritesh Batra, was not chosen as India’s official entry in the foreign language category for the Oscars.
Back then, Anurag expressed his displeasure on Twitter saying, “Feeling very very disappointed. I can’t comment on the film (The Good Road), which I have not seen, but it better make it to the final five. First time and I really mean it, this is the first time I was really excited because we knew we had a chance, and I was waiting for it. I don’t know who the federation is, but it goes to show why we completely lack the understanding to make films that can travel across borders.
We should make a clear policy — you want to send the best film, then send the National Award winner or send the one most likely to win. It proves one thing — this whole exercise is pointless. We should just quietly make our films.”
Not only did he share this elaborate post in order to vent out his anger at the system, but he also went on to delete his Twitter account. “Bye bye twitter. Enough feeding the wannabe journal,” was his last post.
Looks like this time around, he has decided to move on and not make any controversial comments.