MUMBAI: After sharing the Academy Awards' 2023 Oscars shortlist and announcing that his movie, The Kashmir Files, had made the list, director Vivek Agnihotri caused controversy once more. The moment they learned the truth, though, people began cruelly mocking him.
#TheKashmirFiles has been shortlisted for #Oscars2023 in the first list of @TheAcademy. It's one of the 5 films from India. I wish all of them very best. A great year for Indian cinema. " a tweet read by Agnihotri.
The Kashmir Files is one of the 301 movies that have recently been deemed "eligible" according to the basic Oscars criteria, which states that "the film must have opened in a commercial theater in one of 6 US metropolitan areas and completed a run of 7 days at that particular venue." This information was discovered online while fans were rejoicing, applauding, and congratulating the director for the news.
As per the sources, Rahul Dholakia, the director of Raees, tweeted a clarification of the Oscar requirements. Many users criticized the director for sharing fake news on internet.
"Like I could literally make a 40 minute feature with footage of just a trash can and release it in a commercial theatre in LA and make sure it runs for 7 consecutive days and be considered as eligible", tweet read by a user. "Kuchh bhi", wrote another user.
Immediately after this clarification went viral, critics attacked the filmmaker, calling him a "fake," and claimed that he had shared the tweet in an intentionally deceptive manner in order to promote his movie and garner attention.
According to the reports, the Kashmir Files' creators submitted their movies for consideration in the FYI category, whereby they pay a fee and submit their movies for the Oscar panel's consideration. Additionally submitted in this category were RRR, Kantara, and Rocketry. RRR was also included on a shortlist for the Best Songs category.
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