Omung Kumar’ directorial indian film ‘Sarbjit’ has made it to the long list of 336 feature films eligible for the upcoming 89th Academy Awards along with Sushant singh Rajput’s M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story. “I feel extremely privileged. It’s a dream of every director to get featured in that list. Had it been some other director’s film, as an Indian, I would have been happy too,” he said.
“I feel proud not because it’s Hollywood but since childhood we feel happy to get recognition by getting a National Award or Oscars etc. One always dreams of climbing those stairs when your film’s name is announced in Oscars,” added the Omung Kumar.
However, Omung Kumar wishes best for both the films as he said, “Whichever film wins, it will be a proud moment for India. I wish both ‘Sarbjit’ and ‘MS Dhoni – The Untold Story’ do well.” When asked about his future projects, the Priyanka chopra starrer ‘Mary Kom’ director said, “I am working on ‘Bhoomi’ which stars Sanjay Dutt. It’s not a biopic but portrays a father-daughter relationship. We will start shooting in Agra from January end.
Omung Kumar is an Indian film director, and production designer, known for his works in Hindi cinema. The film features Randeep Hooda as Sarabjit Singh, an Indian man who was sentenced to death by the Supreme Court of Pakistan in 1991 and who consequently spent 22 years in prison for alleged terrorism and spying. The winner of the Miss World 1994 pageant Aishwarya Rai Bachchan portrays the narrative role of Sarabjit’s sister, Dalbir Kaur, while Richa Chadda and Darshan Kumar play supporting roles.
"I feel proud not because it's Hollywood but since childhood we feel happy to get recognition by getting a National Award or Oscars etc.