While the insider and outsider, nepotism debate rocks Bollywood, Resul Pookutty, an otherwise low profile person took to Twitter to respond to a tweet by filmmaker Shekhar Kapur where he told AR Rahman that his fault was winning the Oscar. “Dear @shekharkapur ask me about it, I had gone through a near breakdown as nobody was giving me work in Hindi films and regional cinema held me tight after I won the Oscar… There were production houses that told me to my face ”we don’t need you” but still I love my industry,for it….”
“…it taught me how to dream… there were a handful of people who trusted me and believed in me, they still do! I could have easily shifted to Hollywood but I didn’t and will not… my work in India won me the Oscar, I got nominated six time for #MPSE and won too… again all that for the work I have done here.. There will always be people to run you down but I have far more faith in my people than anybody else!,” he further wrote. “And much later when I discussed this with my @TheAcademy members friends they told me about #OscarCurse! It’s faced by everybody! I enjoyed going through that phase, when you are on top of the world & when you know people reject you, it’s the biggest reality check!,” he added.
He shared all his tweets in one post and wrote, “All my posts are not seen in my timeline, posting it here again so that it’s not wrongly interpreted. Oscar curse is over, We moved on.I’m also not liking the direction in which the whole nepotism discussion is going. So peace! I’m not blaming anybody for not taking me in their films.”