PC disappointed with India’s official entry to Oscars?

Rajkummar Rao-starrer Newton has been selected as India's official entry in the foreign language category for the 90th Academy Awards, by the Film Federation of India. While the entire nation rejoiced at this announcement, it has apparently upset quite a few people. Actress Priyanka Chopra and her mother Madhu Chopra were reportedly disappointed when the movie was chosen over Priyanka's award-winning film Ventilator, which had received a standing ovation at the New York Film Festival and was among the 26 entries in the race to the Oscars.

Apparently, both, Priyanka and her mother were hopeful that the film would make it to the final list. Director Rajesh Mhapuskar also revealed, "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."