Indian composer AR Rahman has won two Oscars for his work in Danny Boyle’s Oscar-winning film Slumdog Millionaire.
Rahman won an Oscar for the best score, and another for his song Jai Ho from the film, a rags-to-riches tale set in the slums of Mumbai.
He praised Slumdog Millionaire’s theme of hope and optimism.
Rahman is the third Indian to win an Oscar, after costume designer Bhanu Athaiya for her work in Gandhi in 1983 and director Satyajit Ray in 1992.
British director Danny Boyle has won best director for Slumdog Millionaire, and the film also took best picture. Altogether, it netted eight awards.
The composer said he hailed “all the people from Mumbai and the essence of the film, which is about optimism and the power of hope and our lives”.
He went on: “All my life I’ve had a choice of hate and love. I chose love, and I’m here. God bless.”
The Movie bagged a total of 8 awards including the two from ARR
The another short film named ‘Smile pinky’ based on a story of a little girl on UP won the oscar in best short documentary category.
There was lots of hype on “The Slumdog Millionare” where the “Smile Pinky” was a less expected one.
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