Disappointed at `Lootera` not being nominated: Ranveer Singh
Mumbai: Actor Ranveer Singh is disappointed about his critically-acclaimed film `Lootera`, also starring Sonakshi Sinha, missing from nominations at most of the award functions.
Vikramaditya Motwane`s period drama `Lootera`, based on author O Henry`s 1907 short story The Last Leaf, had received a mixed response after its release.
Ranveer, who was appreciated for his performance in the film, is unhappy and disappointed that it failed to get nominated for this year`s movie awards.
"I don`t think `Lootera` is a failure. The producers earned money and it is a great film. If `Lootera` was the best reviewed film of the year, then where is the recognition. It is a technically superior film of all the films released last year. I think Vikramaditya Motwane deserved nomination for direction," Ranveer said.
The actor feels the film should have at least been nominated in categories like - best director, best film, cinematography and best production design.
"Such a technically superior film missing from nominations is very surprising. So, yes it is disappointing. I am disappointed for the team," he said.
However, he is happy that his co-star Sonakshi was nominated in the Best Actress category for the Screen awards.
"Sonakshi deserves to get a nomination. For me, `Lootera` was higher in terms of performance than `Ram Leela`. I can`t talk about whether I deserve a nomination or not. `Ram Leela` was easy in comparison to `Lootera` as the latter was challenging," Ranveer said.
But, the actor is happy at being nominated for his performance in `Ram Leela`.
He says the box office success of a film is not the only parameter to call it a superhit or blockbuster. `Lootera` earned Rs 35 crore and according to Ranveer, it is not bad.
"It is not about box office and the numbers, but about the memory of the film. Films like `Andaz Apna Apna`, `Jab We Met` and `Band Baaja Baraat` may not have achieved big numbers but they are watched again and again on TV or DVD," he said.
"The memory of the film is important and `Lootera` is one such film, you can watch it after 15 years and still cry. It was made in cinematic language which people are not used to. It is definitely a successful film," he added.