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Resul Pookutty: Nobody gave me work in Hindi films after I won the Oscar

Written by Mimansa Shekhar
| New Delhi |

Up to date: July 27, 2020 4:37:15 pm


Each AR Rahman and Resul Pookutty received their respective Oscars in 2009 for Slumdog Millionaire. (Photograph: Resul Pookutty/Fb)

Oscar-winning sound designer Resul Pookutty has shared how he was on the verge of a breakdown after not getting work within the Hindi movie trade, publish his Oscar win. Replying to filmmaker Shekhar Kapur, Pookutty wrote a collection of tweets, calling the dearth of alternatives in Bollywood because the “Oscar curse”. Pookutty’s revelation comes days after music maestro AR Rahman’s comment {that a} gang was working towards him in Bollywood.

Shekhar Kapur had on Sunday tweeted that Rahman confronted difficulties within the Hindi movie trade due to his Oscar wins. He wrote in a tweet, “You recognize what your drawback is @arrahman? You went and acquired #Oscars. An Oscar is the kiss of loss of life in Bollywood. It proves you might have extra expertise than Bollywood can deal with…”

Replying to this, Resul Pookutty tweeted on Monday, “Expensive @shekharkapur ask me about it, I had gone by means of close to breakdown as no person was giving me work in Hindi movies and regional cinema held me tight after I received the Oscar… There have been manufacturing homes advised me at my face ”we don’t want you” however nonetheless I really like my trade,for it….”

In subsequent tweets, Pookutty added, “@shekharkapur taught me tips on how to dream…. there have been a handful of people that trusted me and believed in me, they nonetheless do! I might have simply shifted to Hollywood however I didn’t and won’t… my work in India received me the Oscar,I acquired nominated six instances for #MPSE and received too… once more all that for the work I’ve completed right here… There’ll at all times folks to run you down however I’ve way more religion in my folks than anybodyelse! and far later once I mentioned this with my @TheAcademy members associates they advised me about #OscarCurse! It’s confronted by everyone! I loved going by means of that part, if you end up on prime of the world &when you realize folks reject you,it’s the most important actuality examine!”

AR Rahman, in a latest interview, stated that there was a gang working towards him in Bollywood, leading to him getting fewer motion pictures. “I don’t say no to good motion pictures, however I believe there’s a gang, which, resulting from misunderstandings, is spreading some false rumours. When Mukesh Chhabra got here to me (for Dil Bechara), I gave him 4 songs in two days. He advised me, ‘Sir, how many individuals stated don’t go, don’t go to him (AR Rahman) and so they advised me tales after tales.’ I heard that, and I realised, yeah okay, now I perceive why I’m doing much less (work in Hindi movies) and why the nice motion pictures usually are not coming to me. I’m doing darkish motion pictures, as a result of there’s a complete gang working towards me, with out them figuring out that they’re doing hurt,” Rahman advised Radio Mirchi.

Each AR Rahman and Resul Pookutty received their respective Oscars in 2009 for Slumdog Millionaire.

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