'I want an Oscar'

 Zoya, who portrayed a darker side of Bollywood in her directorial debut, is now being touted as one of the directors paving the way for the new wave in Hindi cinema.

However, the film-maker believes that she has a long way to go and many dreams to capture, one of which is to win the Oscar. “Oscar means a lot. It is the highest possible film award right now. As a film-maker, I do aim to win it one day. I do not think there is a single film-maker who has not thought about it,” Zoya claims.

But many from the industry are of the view that the Oscars are not the ultimate recognition for Indian cinema. Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan has opined that the Academy Awards should not be considered the ‘ultimate recognition’ for artists. Bachchan had added that Oscars are basically Hollywood awards and should be viewed that way. When referred to the same, Zoya said, “Of course, we do make films for our audience but to say no one has ever thought about winning an Oscar, that is not possible. Everybody has thought about winning one, including me,” Zoya replied.

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