Amitabh Bachchan. Aamir Khan. Priyanka Chopra. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. Irrfan Khan. Deepika Padukone. And even Salman Khan (a major shock). They all are invited to join the Academy and vote in for the Oscars. And very surprisingly, the King Khan could not make it to their list.
Can u believe that?
The announcement was made by Cheryl Boone Isaacs, President of the Academy of Motion Pictures, Arts and Sciences with the purpose to ensure that new faces and voices of cinema are seen and heard.
Despite the fact that 774 invitations were sent out, we were all wondering why SRK didn’t qualify for the same?
The day when they will say ‘and the #Oscar goes to Shah Rukh Khan’ -I will say congratulations Oscar U finally grew up
— Seda Kh-Aryan (@SedShah) February 28, 2017
@iamsrk Oscar is unable to handle the stardom of Shah Rukh khan. So they not invited legend like srk. Without srk, Oscar is on my foot.
— Tanishq Agrawal (@IamTani1731) July 2, 2017
While Salman Khan, Aamir Khan and Priyanka Chopra have been invited to join the Oscar’s Academy, why has Shah Rukh Khan been snubbed?
— SALMAN ‘S MD (@MachindraDivate) June 29, 2017
After receiving huge criticism for ignoring SRK, the Academy came out with an official statement to address this matter.This is what they said,
The basic requirement is that a candidate must have demonstrated exceptional achievement in the field of theatrical motion pictures.
It is a really really ridiculous justification. Isn’t it? Shah Rukh’s contribution to Indian cinema is immeasurable. He is one of the most respected and loved actors in the world. Gosh! what was the Academy thinking when they made the list?