Gyan Correa's Gujarati film The Good Road is out of the best foreign film Oscar race after it failed to qualify in the Academy’s latest shortlist.
Nine films will advance to the next round of voting in the category for the 86th Academy Awards out of 76 films that had qualified in the category. The movie’s selection to represent India at the Oscars had created a lot of controversy as it was chosen over popular titles like The Lunchbox, Ship of Theseus and Bhaag Milkha Bhaag.
Karan Johar, Anurag Kashyap, who were the producers of The Lunchbox and the film’s director Ritesh Batra had openly slammed the Oscar committee in India for choosing The Good Road.
The names of the final five films will become public with the Oscar nominations on January 16, 2014 in the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theatre.