The Oscar jury meet yesterday, which saw Rahul Rawail resigning from the panel after Court was chosen as India's official entry at the Oscars, continues to be a talking point (Rahul Rawail: I resigned from the Oscar jury, September 23).
This afternoon, Rawail lashed out at Palekar at a press conference. We then got in touch with Palekar for his version. Here are the excerpts:
Rahul: Amol first said that Court was the third best film.
Amol: I think we have selected the best film which will give us the award, which has eluded us so far.
Rahul: Amol's wife was present at the screenings and she influenced his thinking.
Amol: All members had been sworn to secrecy and I don't wish to breach that even now.
Rahul: Amol besharam aadmi hai, apni galti maan bhi nahi raha.
Amol: I have been in the film industry for 45 years, nobody has used such adjectives against me.
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