Rajkummar Rao's Newton has been selected as India's official entry to the Oscars, and everyone is happy. But from what reports suggest is that Bollywood's own export to Hollywood, Priyanka Chopra, isn't that kicked about it. We wonder why?

Well, it is said that Priyanka's production venture, Ventilator, was also one of the 25 films which were under the scanner for a shot at selection for India's Oscar nomination. But with Newton's selection, Ventilator was thrown out of the race. It's for sure that if Priyanka's film would have been selected, she would have created enough buzz for it in the Hollywood circuits, considering the fact that she is now truly a global icon.

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According to Ventilator director Rajesh Mapuskar, the entire team was eagerly waiting for the verdict on September 22. He recalled Madhu Chopra’s excitement when she called him up the night before the verdict was announced, “I told her not to worry, assuring her that only the best film would make it. We were a bit disappointed when we learnt about the verdict, the next day.” When asked about what was Priyanka's reaction, Rajesh said, "I guess, Priyanka must be even more disappointed because she was always ambitious about the film. Had it been selected, she would have ensured that it was the most-talked-about film in the run to the Oscars, especially since she is already an established name there. Ventilator was always the favourite baby of their banner.”

So has he seen the official entry to the Oscar, Netwon yet? “I have heard good things about it and am looking forward to seeing it,” concluded Rajesh.

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What do you think folks? Was Ventilator a better selection for Oscar than Newton, considering Priyanka is a global star now? Shoot your thoughts in the comments section below.

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