Bollywood perfectionist Aamir Khan, the only commercial Bollywood filmmaker whose movie – Lagaan – received an Oscar nomination for Best Foreign film at the Academy Awards in 2002, has said he didn’t like Slumdog Millionaire. A film which has captured the imagination of the world and continues its glorious run at theatres all over the world.
Read what Aamir has to say about Slumdog Millionaire and the technicians who won the Oscars yesterday.
“I have seen Slumdog and the film didn’t work for me. This is my personal view. I can understand why the film is being appreciated around the world because outside India people see it with a lot of fascination and feel quite engaged to the story. But for someone who lives here, the film goes over the top. Nevertheless, I am very happy that the people like the movie.”
“I am thrilled to know that Resul (Pookutty) has won the award (Oscar). He is a very talented guy, it is amazing and a very proud moment for all of us. It’s great to see that Indian talent is getting recognised abroad. Now the world has seen the work done by Indians. Resul is extermely meticulous and everytime tries to create fresh sounds. He really loves and enjoys his work and does it with a lot of dedication.”
Aamir on his Blog (titled Jai Ho) congratulated all the Indians who won at the 81st Academy Awards, it was a short but sweet message, which read “Congratulations Rasul, (AR) Rahman and Gulzar Sahab. Well done.”