The selection of 'The Good Road' starring Sonali Kulkarni, Poonam Kesar Singh and Ajay Gehi, was not welcomed by many in Bollywood. (Agencies)
Rather B-town felt that Ritesh Batra's "The Lunchbox", which is produced by Anurag Kashyap and presented by Karan Johar, was a more befitting choice.
"I haven't seen 'The Lunchbox'. That movie may be a better film than 'The Good Road'. ‘Good Road’ came from the oblivion without any hype or promotion. It may not fall in the conventional film category, but that doesn't mean that it is not fit for the race," Pookutty said.
Kashyap and Johar expressed their disappointment after "The Lunchbox" was ignored by the Film Federation of India appointed selection committee, which announced "The Good Road" as its choice from 22 entries to represent India at the
Pookutty says that it was very disheartening to hear industry stalwarts talk like this.
"It is quiet disheartening to see people working in the same industry coming up with criticism. Anurag has always been a proponent of independent cinema. I think it could be because he is one of the producers of 'The Lunchbox'. He should feel happy for the other Indian film being selected,"
The selection of 'The Good Road' starring Sonali Kulkarni, Poonam Kesar Singh and Ajay Gehi, was not welcomed by many in Bollywood.