Ayushmann Khurrana is known for his movies covering all sorts of taboo themes. The actor was working on an upcoming film titled Gulabo Sitabo alongside Amitabh Bachchan before the Coronavirus lockdown came into effect. Khurrana is now full of praise for Amitabh Bachchan's unreleased film, Shoebite. In an interaction with Anupama Chopra, Khurrana said that he thinks Shoebite will be India's pick for Oscars when it's released.
He said, "I have seen that film twice by the way in the edit and it is his best film to date. If it released, it is going to be India’s entry to Oscars or something like that. It’s so beautiful. I think somebody should request and release it right now. This is the time."
“I have seen it twice before Vicky Donor by the way. Once alone and once with Tahira. I was so inspired and happy,” he added.
Filmmaker Siddharth Malhotra also agreed to what the article 15 actor said. Malhotra said, “I completely agree that film is undoubtedly a masterpiece and arguably one of SrBachchan best performances in current times he really gave the film a lot of heart and soul and you feel it totally !!!!”
“I am wondering if Shoebite could be released on Netflix or Amazon... at least we the fans get to see the film,” Malhotra added.
Shoojit Sircar, the director of Shoebite said, “I feel it’s an insult and disregard to creative people. You can’t disrespect an artist like Mr. Bachchan, who worked for two years on the film. Nothing has happened till now.”
“The American studio had given us the green signal, so we made the film. Till now, they haven’t made it, so they have to sort it out." Sircar added.