Soon after the Film Federation of India announced its verdict on India's official entry to the Oscars next year, fans of 'The Lunchbox' took to social networking sites to vent their ire.
Both Anurag Kashyap and Karan Johar expressed their disappointment in no kind words with the former even referring to Gyan Correa's film 'The Good Road' in an ominous manner.
However shades apart, Sohum Shah, the producer of 'The Ship of Theseus' that was another contender for the crown, prefers to wish Gyan all the best for his endeavours.
Stating that he was not upset at all with FFI's decision, he says, "I have not seen The Good Road but I am happy that the jury got a wide range of options to select from.
The past year has seen a lot of wonderful films that got a chance at commercial release and the filmmakers also received a good platform."
Instead of indulging in ego battles, Sohum hopes that Gyan's films wins the honours for India at the Oscars.
The producer- actor also feels that Ritesh Batra's film has a greater commercial viability than 'Ship of Theseus'. "The Lunchbox released just last week. It is fresh in people's minds and of course they will talk about it," added Sohum.