What S S Rajamouli has to say about 'Baahubali 2' missing Oscar entry

Sep 26, 2017 Abhishree Kulkarni

Every year, there is plenty of debate about which film will be India’s official selection to the Oscars. This year there were three major contenders – Aamir Khan’s ‘Dangal’, S S Rajamouli’s ‘Baahubali: The Conclusion’ and Rajkummar Rao’s ‘Newton’ and as we all know, the black comedy Newton was picked as India’s official entry to Oscars.

While many are happy with the decision, many believe that ‘Baahubali : The Conclusion’, which has become the first Indian movie to have scored so many box office crores, was a better bet.

However, unlike Baahubali fans, director S S Rajamouli was definitely not disappointed. He said, “When I make a film, I never think about awards. It is not my aim. The aim is to first satisfy myself with the story and then next is to see that it reaches the maximum number of audience and makes money for everyone who has put their life in it. The ‘Baahubali’ series of films were made on a budget of Rs. 150 crores - which is only one-tenth of what ‘Baahubali: The Conclusion’ has brought in. So, if awards come, then I am happy. If they don't, I don't mind that because they are not at all my criteria.”

Well, all the best to ‘Newton.’

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