`Peepli Live` out of the Oscars, Aamir Khan disappointed

Spicezee Bureau

Mumbai: Aamir Khan produced ‘Peepli Live’ was India’s official entry at the Academy this year, but unfortunately the film has lost the race to the Oscars. Aamir Thursday said he is disappointed at ‘Peepli Live’ failing to get selected at the Oscars but is happy that his film represented India.

Contacting Aamir, he said, “I came to know that `Peepli Live` is out of Oscars. I am of course sad about it. But, I am happy that we represented India and we were one among the world`s best 60 films which were sent to Oscars. We are disappointed and sad.”

The actor maintained that he doesn`t make films for the Oscars.

“I don`t make them for Oscars, neither for any other awards. I make films for the audience. I value whatever response I get from the audience, critics and media. Oscars, Cannes, Berlin Festival - they are like platforms where international audience come to know about our films. If you win there, more people watch them,” said Aamir.

‘Peepli Live’, the directorial debut of Anusha Rizvi, explores the disparity between rural and urban India.

The film failed to make it in the list of nine movies selected for the next round of voting in the Foreign Language Film category for the 83rd Academy Awards.

With IANS Inputs