"...The decision by a 16-member committee formed by Film Federation of India (FFI) came out Saturday evening. A long five-hour discussion followed before The Good Road was chosen.
"Sridevi is fantastic. It's basically about the dignity of an individual. In India, we make many kinds of films regional, national, small-budgeted, big-budgeted. So with such diversity, we need to send at least five films to the Oscars," he said.
He also revealed that the FFI has sent a request to the Academy Awards asking that we be allowed to send several Oscar entries per year "as we are such a large cinema-making country".