Press Esc to close
Friday 19 December 2014
News updated at 7:17 PM IST
Weather
Max: 24°C
Min : 18.2°C
In Bengaluru
Generally cloudy

Not upset over BMB losing Oscar nomination race: Farhan

Mumbai, Oct 3, 2013 (PTI)
Poster of Bhaag Milkha Bhaag

Actor-filmmaker Farhan Akhtar is not perturbed about his sports movie "Bhaag Milkha Bhaag" (BMB) not going to the Oscars as India's official entry.

"The Good Road", a Gujarati film, has been chosen as India's entry to the 2014 Oscars in the Best Foreign Language Film category.

The Gyan Correa-directed movie beat back challenge from Hindi films like "The Lunchbox" and "Bhaag Milkha Bhaag" to represent India at the prestigious award event.

"We made the film the way we wanted to... Audience have liked it too. We are happy.
 There is a selection committee which decides which film should go (to Oscars)... It is up to them. I am fine with it," Farhan told reporters here today when asked about "Bhaag Milkha Bhaag" not making the cut.

The 39-year-old actor is happy to have teamed up with actress Vidya Balan for an upcoming project, "Shaadi Ke Side Effects".

"She is a very talented actress. She is doing amazing work since the last 3-4 years and I am sure she will continue to do so. Working with talented people helps you improve and learn new things," he added.

Farhan and his producer-friend Ritesh Sidhwani have been appointed brand ambassadors for a Bollywood portal, Flickbay, a social networking site about Hindi movies.

"Our vision is to make word of mouth on movies matter most. We want to make the lives of moviegoers simpler by providing a one stop shop for everything related to Bollywood. The key feature of Flickbay is that it is a social and interactive website that promotes user generated reviews.

"Its a great medium for people to catch up on the reviews of films and post their comments," Farhan said.

The website features film contents like trailers, songs and video clips among others. 


Go to Top

Photo Gallery
People takes protection against cold with woollens...

People takes protection against cold with woollens...

helicopter following a crash during the men's World Cup Downhill skiing...

helicopter following a crash during the men's World Cup Downhill skiing...

a migrant carries a tent trough a field...

a migrant carries a tent trough a field...

King penguins stand on the edge of their tank ...

King penguins stand on the edge of their tank ...

Mount Gamalama spews volcanic ash as it erupts...

Mount Gamalama spews volcanic ash as it erupts...

Kashmiri students wearing shrouds with red colour

Kashmiri students wearing shrouds with red colour

Staff dressed as Santa Claus try to squeeze into a car at a theme...

Staff dressed as Santa Claus try to squeeze into a car at a theme...

The VIP flyover wears a deserted look during Taxi strike in Kolkata...

The VIP flyover wears a deserted look during Taxi strike in Kolkata...

Children during a Christmas celebration at National Centre for Performing Arts ...

Children during a Christmas celebration at National Centre for Performing Arts ...

Hero Action Team during a cycling expedition at Kufri...

Hero Action Team during a cycling expedition at Kufri...

Copyright 2014, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523