Yes, last year it was filmmaker Vidhu Vinod Chopra's EKLAVYA which lost out in the line up of nine films to be short listed for nominations and now it is Aamir Khan's much touted directorial debut TAARE ZAMEEN PAR.
This has come out as a real disappointment to millions of fans and industry people as Indians had pinned all their hopes on TAARE ZAMEEN PAR. And many of us were quite upbeat about this Aamir Khan product. But sadly it failed to make it to the list. Now the other lucky films who could make it are the recent Golden Globe winner WALTZ WITH BASHIR, German film THE BAADER MEINHOF COMPLEX, REVANCHE (Austria), THE NECESSITIES OF LIFE (Canada), THE CLASS (France), DEPARTURES (Japan), TEAR THIS HEART OUT (Mexico), EVERLASTING MOMENTS (Sweden) and 3 MONKEYS (Turkey).
If we are feeling so heartbroken hearing the news wonder what Aamir must be feeling right now as on one side he is breaking all the records with his blockbuster film GHAJINI and on other side losing out in the race for Oscars.
Well Aamir Oscars or not, TZP still rules our hearts.