Oscars: An inspiration, not benchmark

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 24 Dec 2016 09:33:05

Superstar Shah Rukh Khan says the coveted Oscar Awards are inspirational and not a benchmark, even as he mooted the idea of creating a similar yardstick for the Indian cinema.

“When you see a property like Oscars it’s inspirational if not a benchmark.
“They have been going on for years, they have created an academy, everybody looks upto them, not only that, the Golden Globe, BAFTA, but Oscars is the most popular and viewed,” Shah Rukh told reporters at an event recently last night, when asked if Oscars is the only benchmark for Bollywood.

“If we can create a property for Indian cinema, then it’s good. It’s ok to take a cue from there, but not think it as a benchmark, rather create a benchmark for ourselves,” he said.
The Academy Awards, or Oscars, is an annual American awards ceremony hosted by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to recognise excellence in cinematic achievements in the United States film industry.