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It is time for India's answer to Oscars!


The Oscars are regarded as the pinnacle of cinematic achievement and recognition. 'Naatu Naatu' from 'RRR' received greater respect from Indians after it won an Oscar Award. When 'Lagaan' was nominated for the Oscars in 2022, Indians felt proud.

While most Indians look at the Oscars as the ultimate, Kamal Haasan has always struck a note of dissent. In the past, he said that Oscars have been instituted to recognize movies made in the West for their audiences. A recognition from the Academy committee, therefore, needn't be seen as the pinnacle of glory.

At the 'Indian 2' event on Monday, Kamal Haasan said that he wants an Indian award to recognize the best performers from the rest of the world. In other words, he wants India's answer to the Oscars to become a reality.

"We are the largest filmmaking community in the world. It is my dream to give the world's best performance award from India to others. It is not arrogance. We have to bear in mind how important we are. We have to become the producers of the best-quality cinema. We can do it. If we do that, Oscars will seek out ideas from us," Kamal said.