Renuka Shahane and Adil Hussain request film fraternity to help ‘Village Rockstars’ in the Oscars race

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Independent filmmaker Rima Das’ Assamese film ‘Village Rockstars‘  left behind several big budget films like ‘Padmaavat’, ‘Raazi’ and ‘Pad Man’ in the race to become India’s official entry to the Oscars, 2019. The filmmaker couldn’t believe her luck after the announcement was made. However, due to lack of funding she is finding it difficult to start the Oscar campaign for her film.

English Vinglish‘ actor Adil Hussain took to Twitter to express his disappointment over the fact that the government is not coming forward to help Rima in her Oscar campaign. The actor expressed his views by posting, “I am so Flummoxed reading this! The governments have so much money to promote themselves putting posters all across! After selecting Village Rockstars, jury says there’s acute lack of funds to promote film at Oscars”

Soon after actress Renuka Shahane, came forward and agreeing with Adil, suggested a better way to help Rima. Renuka wrote, “Why don’t we from the film fraternity join hands and create a fundraiser for our Oscar entry? Let’s not depend on the Govt. It is important that we support this gem of a film onwards to the Oscars. @rimadasFilm”

Rima Das was touched by Renuka’s words and she thanked her by posting, “Thanks Renuka for your love and support Considering all options right now. Many people have voluntarily expressed a desire to contribute towards Oscar journey, so crowdfunding is definitely on my mind.”

Soon after, filmmaker Manish Mundra came forward and offered to donate 10 lacs for the film. He wrote, “Would contribute 10 lacs from my side Rima. Let me know when to transfer that. Thanks and all the best !!”

We wish more such filmmakers come forward to lend their support to Rima.

Also Read: Confirmed: Assamese film ‘Village Rockstars’ is India’s official entry to Oscars 2019